Success through flexible working? Public administration in the coronavirus crisis
The world of work in German administrations has been undergoing the digital transformation for years – and the COVID19 pandemic is now working as a fuel for the challenges we face.
In a study conducted by German administrations at municipal, state and federal level, we identified together with PwC obstacles to flexible working in the public sector. To this end, interviews were hold in selected administrations and their staff are surveyed online on a larger scale. In this context, the survey of staff aims to examine the framework conditions for successful mobile work and the personal challenges facing the actors involved. Based on this, recommendations for action were developed that can make flexible working more successful for all stakeholders.
"Homeoffice in public administration. Experiences, limitations and opportunities for the future of public administration"
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From this project several publications have been originated which – together with all important data and information – can be accessed freely on the Open Science Platform (OSF).
- Siegel, John; Fischer, Caroline; Drathschmidt, Nicolas; Gelep, Adrian; Kralinski, Thomas. 2020. Verwaltung im Lockdown. In: VM Verwaltung und Management 26(6). pp. 279–287. Open Access-Post-Print DOI
- Kralinski, Thomas; Gelep, Adrian; Siegel, John. 2021. Whatsapp statt Dienstberatung? In: Innovative Verwaltung. 43(4). pp. 16–18. PDF
- Gelep, Adrian; Kralinski, Thomas; Siegel, John et al. 2021. Die Verwaltung im Homeoffice. Erfahrungen, Grenzen und Chancen für die Zukunft der Verwaltung. Berlin: PwC. PDF
- Fischer, Caroline; Siegel, John; Proeller, Isabella; Drathschmidt, Nicolas. 2022. Resilience through digitalisation: How individual and organisational resources affect public employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. In: Public Management Review. DOI