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Flexible teamwork

Good teamwork even with home office and flextime!

Working flexibly (home office or flexitime) is often seen as the key to higher productivity, greater work engagement, and better work-life balance. However, it also creates challenges. These challenges are especially highlighted when it comes to working in teams. Working in flexible teams requires more and richer communication, better knowledge sharing and more coordination of work between the team members. In this project we examine together with the Technical University of Vienna (Martina Hartner-Tiefenthaler), how working flexibly impacts team functioning and how team members interact with each other and with their task environment when they are not working at the same time in the same place. Click here for a short description of the study.

What are the benefits of participating in the study?

Upon participating in the study, team managers and their teams receive feedback on:

  • team communication, coordination und planning compared to benchmarks from other teams
  • managers and team members' perceptions of team cohesion, team engagement and team performance

Building on these results, you can plan and promote initiatives for the long-term health and performance benefits of your team or intervene in the optimal design of work.

Who can participate?

  • Employees who work in teams and who work flexibly (home office, telework, flexiwork, mobile work)
  • Filling in anonymous online surveys (10-15 min)
  • click here for an example feedback

If you are interested in receiving feedback on your team, there are no costs for your company!

How to participate?

  1. Team managers register with their email (we will only contact you to send you the link for the surveys and the team results).
  2. Team managers fill in the team-leader survey and send the link of the employee-survey to their employees.
  3. Employees fill in the employee survey.
  4. Team feedback is sent out to the managers (if at least 5 team members have participated in the study).

Facts and figures

Term: 03/2017-02/2022

Funding: Austrian Research Fund (FWF)

Project management: Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr. Bettina Kubicek

Project assistant: Dr. Sabina Hodzic

Cooperation partner: Dr. Martina Hartner-Tiefenthaler (Technical University of Vienna)

Contact: flex-teams(at)uni-graz.at

Secretariat

Mag. Dipl.-Ing.

Dagmar Schmelzer

Institut für Psychologie
Phone:+43 316 380 - 8549

Sozialpsychologie & AO: Mo,Mi,Do: 10:00-12:00, Di 14:00-16:00

Consultation hours

Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr. Bettina Kubicek

Monday 13:30 - 15:00

Registration required at Mag. Schmelzer

Due to the current situation you can also register for Skype-based consultation at the secreteriat.

 

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paul Jiménez

Tuesday 11:00 - 12:30

Additional information

 

Univ.-Prof. i.R. DDr. K. Wolfgang Kallus

Consultation hours on request

Registration required at Mag. Schmelzer

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