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THE WORLD SPIRIT - Part 2:

Studies of Economic Change

Measure 2: Flexitime and reduction of hours worked

Description:

Flexitime under the condition of reducing the hours worked to increase the machine running time and the productivity

Goals:

1. Increase of the machine running time and productivity
2. Increase of the international competitiveness
3. Increase of wages per hour as compensation for the reduced hours worked

Conflicts:

1. High demand on employers to regulate the working times efficient
2. Reduction of regular working times

Realisation:

1. Negotiations and contracts by the collective bargaining parties
2. Necessity of reorganizing the company's structures

Problems:

1. Incentive to extend the flexitime without the reduction of hours worked
2. Enforcement to increase the wages