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Work-home boundary management

Evidence-based guidelines on ICT use for a fair handling of boundaryless working time

The project deals with the development of evidence-based guidelines for the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) away from the workplace. In addition to technological solutions, recommendations on the demarcation between work and private life will also be elaborated.

ICT such as the Internet, networks, laptops or smartphones are being used more and more frequently in the world of work and enable flexible work both in terms of location and time. On the one hand, ICT-based work is associated with many advantages, such as better compatibility of job requirements and family or private commitments. On the other hand, it also brings disadvantages, such as more intensive, irregular and longer working hours.

In many Styrian companies, there are still no guidelines for the use of ICT outside the workplace. This project will therefore develop guidelines for ICT-based work, which will be made available to interested companies and individuals in the form of a brochure. These guidelines are intended to counteract the potential negative effects of the demarcation of work. Styrian companies should thus be enabled to benefit from the advantages of ICT and at the same time reduce the negative effects.

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Duration: 10/2020 - 09/2022

Funding: "Work 4.0" project fund of the Styrian Chamber of Labor

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

Project staff: Andrea Noja, BSc MSc, Florian Laxhuber, BSc

Cooperation partners: Institute for Labor and Social Law, Research Network Human Factor in Digital Transformation, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft


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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