0854 Social Aspects Flexibility at the Field of Work

0854 Social Aspects Flexibility at the Field of Work

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 30
  • Other forms of study: 90
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Tatjana Kozjek, PhD

 

1. Objectives and competences

Objectives

  • student knows and understands the field of social aspects of work,
  • student knows and understands flexibility and security in the field of work – the impact of economic and social development to changes, different types and definitions of flexibility and security in the field of work, different forms of flexible employment contracts,  flexibility and security in the field of work in connection with organisational efficiency,
  • student knows and understands the field of work-life balancing and different regulations in the field of work-life balance around the world,
  • student knows and understands the field of flexicurity – definition, integrated approach in the field of flexicurity, flexicurity models around the world,
  • student independently solves case studies in the field of social aspects of work, flexibility and security in the field of work, work-life balance and flexicurity.

Competences

  • ability to connect and share the knowledge about social aspects of work, flexibility and security in the field of work, work-life balance into practice,
  • ability to explain and compare the facts in the field of social aspects of work, flexibility and security in the field of work, work-life balance,
  • ability to form the suggestions for problem solving,
  • ability to acquire and use the acquired data,
  • ability of the written and oral communication.

2. Content

  • The impact of economic and social development to changes in the field of work
  • Social aspects of work
  • Flexibility in the field of work
  • Flexible forms of employment contracts
  • Security in the field of work
  • Work-life balance
  • Different regulations in the field of work-life balance
  • Flexibility and security in the field of work in connection with organisational efficiency
  • Flexibility and security in the labour market
  • Flexicurity
  • Integrated approach in the field of flexicurity
  • Flexicurity models

3. Readings

  • Baldry, C., et al. (2007). The meaning of work in the new economy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (cca. 50 str.)
  • Crompton, R., et al. (2010). Women, men, work and family in Europe. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (cca. 150 str.)
  • Halpern, D. F. (2005). How time-flexible work policies can reduce stress, improve health and save money. Stress and Health, 21, str. 157–168.
  • ILO (2004). Economic security for a better world. Programme on Socio-economic Security. Geneva: ILO. (cca. 150 str.)
  • Kossek, E. E., Michel, J. S. (2010). Flexible work schedules. V: Zedeck, S. (ur.). APA Handbook of industrial and organizational psychology. Washington DC: The Academy of Management Annals American, Psychological Association, 2(1), str. 305–349.
  • Kozjek, T. (2014). Socialni vidiki fleksibilnosti na področju dela. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo. Interno gradivo objavljeno v e-učilnici predmeta, 173 str.
  • Vetmeylen, G., Hurley, J. (2007). Varieties of flexicurity: reflections on key elements of flexibility and security. Dublin: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working conditions. (18 str.)
  • Tros, F., Wilthagen, T. (2004). The Concept of »Flexicurity«: a new approach to regulating employment and labour markets in Flexicurity. Conceptual Issues and Political Implementation in Europe. European Review of labour research, 10 (2), str. 166–186.

4. Intended learning outcomes

  • Student is able to understand and solve problems in the field of social aspects of work, flexibility and security in the field of work, work-life balance and flexicurity.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • e-learning
  • seminar paper
  • project work

6. Assessment

  • Written and/or oral exam (condition: grade of the exam must be positive) (60%)
  • Active collaboration (individual and/or group work, e-learning), seminar work (seminar paper, project work, presentation of the seminar work) (40%)

The final grade of the course is made out of those partial study works that student got them before the time of the written or/and oral exam was announced.