Telework: The Advantages and Challenges of Working Here, There, Anywhere, and Anytime

Kurland, Nancy B.; Bailey, Diane E.
September 1999
Organizational Dynamics;Autumn1999, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p53
Academic Journal
The article identifies the advantages and challenges of teleworking. The authors enumerate the four types of telework such as home-based telecommuting, satellite offices, neighborhood work centers and mobile working. The most commonly expressed challenge of telecommuting is overcoming the isolation caused by the separation of the telecommuter from the social network in the traditional work space. Many of the advantages and challenges assume that the teleworker is away from the office in a significant percentage of working time. The impact of each advantage and challenge may diminish for individuals who telework a small fraction of their working time.


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