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This project assists management and employee representatives in all sectors in developing new mutually beneficial working time models.    

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The ZEITREICH (Time-Rich) project assists employers and employees in both the private and public sectors - management and HR departments on the one side, and works or staff council members on the other - with the development, testing and introduction of new mutually beneficial working time models. These attractive models are particularly aimed at strengthening the position of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their competion for the next generation of skilled workers and helping them to mobilize potential working time reserves. For employees it is important to develop solutions which reduce strain and stress and increase time sovereignty.

The project focuses on the following questions:

  • Time sovereignty: How can employees be given responsibility and autonomy in organising their working time?
  • Time redistribution: How can working time be distributed over an employee’s working life to meet the specific needs of the sexes and successive generations?
  • Time synchronization: How can time structures inside and outside the company be better coordinated?
  • Time competence: How can we develop the skill of handling time optimally as a scarce resource?
  • Time quality: How can working hours reduce and relieve potential and actual strain and stress and thus improve employees’ health

Cooperation partner

  • Institute for Employment and Employability IBE of the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences
  • wmp consult - Wilke Maack GmbH, in close cooperation with Dr. Hartmut Seifert

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Oliver Stettes

Dr. Oliver Stettes

Head of the Research Unit Labour and Personnel Economics

Tel: +49 221 4981-697

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Christiane Flüter-Hoffmann

Christiane Flüter-Hoffmann

Senior Researcher for Human Resource Management Policies

Tel: +49 221 4981-841

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Andrea Hammermann

Dr. Andrea Hammermann

Senior Economist for Working Conditions and Human Resource Management Policies

Tel: +49 221 4981-314

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