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Growing the Virtual Workplace: The Integrative Value by Alain Verbeke, Robert Schulz, Nathan Greidanus, Laura

By Alain Verbeke, Robert Schulz, Nathan Greidanus, Laura Hambley

Staff, corporations and society alike should still develop the digital place of work, the authors argue, because the a number of, tangible merits of telework for every of those 3 stakeholders principally outweigh the prices. to assist stakeholders enjoy the digital place of work they research 4 key concerns: telework adoption, implementation, monitoring and affects. The authors enhance the excellent EOS framework to ascertain either the interplay between staff, firms and society, and the linkages between telework affects, monitoring, implementation and adoption.Unique good points of the ebook comprise an integrative framework for expanding telework adoption; functional assistance - particular to every stakeholder - on how top to enforce and degree telework; and an research of unique survey facts exploring the digital place of work adoption choice. Readership for this e-book comprises educational specialists on telecommuting, policymakers taken with transportation, human source or environmental regulations, and executives and staff contemplating telework.

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Efficiency impacts that are positive from the employee perspective include increased productivity and reduced expenses related to coming into the office. Another positive impact is the ability to work when the office shuts down owing to natural or man-made catastrophes (such as extreme weather or bombings). Neutral impacts of telework from the employee’s perspective include the reduction in office space, and the impact on teamwork. Negative impacts of telework include difficulty in scheduling meetings, and risks to the security of company data.

IMPACTS ON OPERATIONS Another key consideration from the employee’s perspective is the impact on operational HR issues. Employees experience these impacts directly, 21 The employee perspective because they affect their job and work. It is important to note that the employee’s perspective on these issues may differ from the organization’s viewpoint. From the employee perspective, positive impacts of telework include the ability to structure workdays and work from home when inconvenienced, thus increasing autonomy and flexibility, and reducing absenteeism.

For example, a policy might require teleworkers to use their computer solely for business and to access only certain information from home (Manoochehri and Pinkerton, 2003). Overall, security of company data seems to be a negative impact of telework from the perspective of employees. The employee perspective 31 Personal expenditures on IC Technologies in home office Personal expenditures on ICT may be required by teleworkers. Depending on the organization, these expenses may or may not be reimbursed.

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