Encouraging functional flexibility in employment
Synonyms: Enriching work responsibilities
Increasing mobility within job
Enhancing horizontal flexibility of employment
Description: Functional flexibility refers to the possibilities of extending the availability of workers for more and different tasks.
Implementation: Functional flexibility is useful in adjusting after changes in the workload, in productions techniques and in technology. Under the pressure of such changes, employers often want to change the labour organization and pursue new job descriptions. The catchwords here are polyvalence, mobility in and between jobs, extension and enrichment of responsibilities.
Claim: Functionality flexibility is a favourable development for workers. The job gains in variety and satisfaction.
Counter Claim: Functional flexibility pursued to save on labour costs, by adding extra tasks to existing jobs, results in a heavier workload, more stress and less jobs.
Type Classification: D: Detailed strategies