"Blended working: When, and for whom, does it work?"
University of Groningen - Organizational Psychology
Kiki de Jonge
Prof.dr. Nico van Yperen (University of Groningen)
Dr. Eric Rietzschel (University of Groningen)
1 September 2014 - 1 September 2017
University of Groningen
The past years have seen the rise of blended working practices: time- and location-independent collaboration, facilitated by seamless integration of new ICTs into individual and joint work efforts. This development creates unprecedented opportunities for enhancing worker engagement and performance, yet also introduces new potential threats. In this project, the key question is when, and for whom, blended working practices will work. We propose that the effectiveness of blended working depends on (a) the individual needs of the employee, and (b) the development of shared mental models among employees and coworkers.