Managing Teleworkers and Telecommuting Strategies / Edition 1

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Overview

Much of the research in the area of telework has been more enthusiastic and optimistic than dependable. This book presents objective descriptions and experiences of telework, instead of focusing on boosterism of proponents' theories or the unexamined skepticism of naysayers. Vega specifically questions the wholesale adoption of telework as recommended by its advocates. She examines the impact of telework on the worker, as well as benefits to the employer. Telework might not be the answer to all problems, but Vega's close examination concludes with an upbeat description of what can happen—and has happened—in the best of circumstances.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567205527
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 998,968
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

GINA VEGA is Associate Professor of Management at the Francis E. Girard School of Business and International Commerce, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Story of Telework 1
2 All Circuits Are Currently Busy 13
3 The Rewards of Telework: Cui Bono? 29
4 Communication in a Digitized Society 43
5 New Work, New Worker 57
6 The Human Disconnect: The Impact of Isolation on Teleworkers 71
7 Unnatural Acts in the Workplace 85
8 The New Manager 103
9 Telework and Families 117
10 Telework, Organizational Culture, and Institutional Learning 131
11 Telework as Competitive Advantage: A Constellation of Challenges 143
12 Dueling Banjos: Values in the Virtual World 153
13 Telework in the Public Sector 165
14 Telework around the World 177
15 Going Home: A Longitudinal Case Study 189
App.: Methodology 209
References 213
Index 225
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