The extraordinary situation shifts the cooperation of many teams into virtual space. Even there mistakes happen, there are setbacks and conflicts. But which mechanisms help virtual teams to overcome difficulties well?
Flexworker - motives, opportunities and challenges
There are many reasons why people choose flexible forms of work. The high level of flexibility offers many possibilities, but also requires personal responsibility. This is shown in a study by Dr. Lea Rutishauser and Dr. Anja Feierabend on motives, opportunities and challenges of flexworkers.
Between duty of care and protection of personality
Employers shall not be interested in religious, political or sexual orientations of employees. At the same time, they are legally obliged in Switzerland to protect the life and health of employees. This leads to a dilemma: for example, if the sexual orientation of an employee becomes a risk when he or she is sent abroad.
Many SMEs and larger companies adhere to formal performance appraisals, although employees and managers are often dissatisfied with them and the desired results are not achieved. In a provocative essay, Professor Kevin Murphy of the University of Limerick argues for the abolition of the traditional performance appraisal system.