Project Information

Kurt Lewin Instituut
Heidelberglaan 1
Room Number H1.42
3584 CS UTRECHT
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)30 - 253 3027

Project Information

Project Title
"Blended working: When, and for whom, does it work?"

Institute
University of Groningen - Organizational Psychology

PhD Student
Kiki de Jonge

Supervisor(s)
Prof.dr. Nico van Yperen (University of Groningen)
Dr. Eric Rietzschel (University of Groningen)

Period
1 September 2014 - 1 September 2017

Funding
University of Groningen


Summary

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.


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