WHAT: When the Swedish Higher Education Authority was to sign a new office-space agreement, they chose to go out and ask employees where they wanted their primary workplace. 40% chose to have their primary workplace at home. A distance work agreement was signed with all employees, which regulates the employer’s responsibilities and what is expected of the employee. For example, the employer is responsible for furniture and equipment and the employee is responsible for internet connection and electricity.
SO WHAT: Clear and unambiguous agreements between the employer and the employee create a lasting consensus on how the work should be conducted, and also provide conditions for
the employee to perform optimally in the place they choose to work. UKÄ has been at the forefront of a completely different view of personnel issues and individual choice.