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Flexibilitetens paradox En studie om tjänstemäns upplevelser och hantering av det flexibla arbetet
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Många arbetsplatser på dagens arbetsmarknad präglas alltmer av ett flexibelt arbete. Detta har

inom sociologin beskrivits som ett gränslöst arbete där individens gränsdragning mellan

arbete och fritid blir svårare att hantera. Friheten inom det flexibla arbetssättet innebär också

att det blir upp till individen att sätta gränser mellan till exempel arbete och fritid. Det faktum

att arbetsbeskrivningar inom vissa branscher har blivit allt flexiblare bidrar också till att ett

större ansvar åläggs individen att organisera och strukturera det egna arbetet. Studiens syfte är

att undersöka hur det flexibla arbetet upplevs av anställda inom tjänstemannasektorn samt hur

de hanterar sin situation. Den tidigare forskningen fokuserar på innebörden av det flexibla

arbetet och hur det upplevs och hanteras av individen. Studien undersöker individernas

upplevelser med hjälp av kvalitativa intervjuer i en organisation inom energibranschen. Denna

studie visar på att upplevelsen av det flexibla arbete är övervägande positivt men att det också

finns baksidor som individen själv förväntas lära sig hantera. Det konstateras även att det är

en viktig förutsättning för att kunna bedriva sitt arbete. Följaktligen visar studien att

upplevelsen och graden av flexibilitet i arbetet verkar variera beroende på vilket yrke

vederbörande har.

Abstract [en]

Many workplaces today on the labor market is characterized by a flexible work. This have

been theorized in sociology as a situation of boundaryless work for the individual were the

limit between work and leisure becomes difficult to handle. The freedom that flexible work

makes possible moves the responsible to the individual to set limits between work and leisure.

The fact that the terms of employment has become vaguer has led to that the responsibility to

organize and structure work more and more lies on the individual. The aim of this study is to

investigate how the flexible work is perceived by white color workers and how they handle

their situation. Previous research focus on the meaning of flexible work and how the

individual perceive and handle it. This study focus on the meaning of flexible work by using

qualitative interviews with white color employee in an organization in the energy-industry.

The result of the study shows that the flexible work is percieved as predominant positive but

that it also can consist of negative aspects that the individual needs to handle. It is also found

that the flexibility is important in order to do this kind of work. The result also shows that the

percieved degree of flexibility seems to differ depending on occupational status.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 46
Keywords [en]
Flexibility, flexibilization, boundaryless work, flexible work, individualization
Keywords [sv]
Flexibilitet, flexibilisering, gränslöst arbete, flexibelt arbete, individualisering
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67595OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-67595DiVA, id: diva2:1228661
Subject / course
Sociologi
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Available from: 2018-06-28 Created: 2018-06-28 Last updated: 2018-06-28Bibliographically approved

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