Analysis of the modern approach to the humanization of labour by reducing work hours
Korovchenko, Varvara (2019)
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Questions regarding the regulation of work and labour activities are of the interest to all the people; moreover, they ensure its existence. The study of trends in changes in views on labour provides an opportunity to see the existing labour system. Each history period corresponds to a certain attitude to work. In the era of post-industrial society, the view on it has changed dramatically. Thanks to new technologies, mechanization, the prevalence of intellectual labour, it is possible to make adjustments to the view on a working day. The current workday is a relic of the past, when the employee lived in a frantic rhythm, performing many tasks. Progress in science and technology has allowed people to get rid of unnecessary duties to reduce employment time. However, the current one still has a 5 day, 8-hour workweek, which for the most part does not contribute to increased efficiency, but rather harms many to employees. As a future applicant, I am interested in changes in labour regulations. In this study, I will describe the methods I used in the research, the history of work timing, for instance - how we came to an 8 hours workday – and give several company examples from different countries that have already tried to change the working time. As the base of this research, I took two different work sectors of Sweden; moreover, I also described completely different an overseas example, which will help me to analyse the current trend of reducing of work hours.