Björn Böhning, state Secretary in the Federal Ministry of labour, wants to create a statutory right to a home office. The SPD-politician is planning to make an advance, after the company’s work in the home, either to allow or to not have to explain why this is in the company. In the Netherlands there is such a law already. (Click here to read the whole story at SPIEGEL+)

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“The digitalization of the relations of Domination changed. We need to ensure that the people benefit from the changes,” said Böhning of the MIRROR.

In Germany, according to data from the Federal Statistical office, only twelve percent of workers at least occasionally from home. According to a study by the German Institute for economic research (DIW), would be working from home, however, in the case of four out of ten Jobs is in principle possible. In most cases, the desire to fail thereafter, to the Manager, the DIW researchers.

40 percent of the Germans wish for, according to a study by the Federal Ministry of labour, at least, and to work from home, regardless of whether you have a family or are Single. Many Employees appreciate the possibility of your work and to can you need to interrupt.

studies paint a contradictory picture of whether homework does more harm or good is: people are working in the home office, on average, longer, and more likely to have difficulties in the evening to switch off and be less likely to be promoted. On the other hand, you seem to tend to be happier and more productive.

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