Newsletter a web ČGS: alternativní zdroje dat pro výzkum časové a prostorové flexibility práce českých geografů
SVOBODA, P. (2015): Newsletter a web ČGS: alternativní zdroje dat pro výzkum časové a prostorové flexibility práce českých geografů. Informace ČGS, 34, č. 2, s. 17−37.
Among the most significant changes in the nature of labour in
past decades is an increasing rate of temporal and spatial flexibility of work. These changes
give rise to the need to review the current methodological insights into the relationships
between home and work in spatial, temporal and functional terms. This flexible relationship,
represented also as an adaptation strategy, is largely determined by both the inner subjective
preference of individuals representing labour forces, which leads them to delimit spatial and
temporal borders between professional and personal life on one hand, and external labour
market pressure on the other. The article offers a discussion of new possible data sources for
measuring spatial a nd temporal flexibility of work through the case study of Czech geographers. Although alternative data sources from the web and Newsletter of Czech Geographical
Society used in this case study cannot fully describe such a complex phenomenon as workrelated flexibility, it can help us to ascertain the significant conclusions about changes in the
nature of work of Czech geographers. The aim of this article is to discuss forms of adaptation
strategies (e.g. temporal and spatial flexibility of work) which are linked to the changes in
the nature of work and its utilization of time and space.