Telework and the nature of work: An assessment of different aspects of work and the role of technology

Sebastian Böll, Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, John CAMPBELL

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    Abstract

    Engagement in work through information and communication technology from places other than a corporate office, often referred to as telework, is simultaneously transforming work and life. In order to support successful adoption of telework by organizations it is important to move away from research stacking up evidence for or against telework. Instead what is required is a more nuanced examination that seeks to contribute to better understanding of work practices and the support for successful approaches to telework. Based on an analysis of an extensive online debate following Yahoo's decision to ban telework, we identify important issues associated with telework in practice and contrast them with their presence in extant literature. This leads to the identification of areas for research that should be further advanced to support organizations in improving their telework practices. In particular such research can be built on a more thorough assessment of teamwork and collaboration needs, as well as the nature of work that is to be undertaken by teleworkers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems
    EditorsMichel Avital, Jan Marco Leimeister, Ulrike Schulltze
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Pages1-15
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9780991556700
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event22nd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2014 - Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Duration: 9 Jun 201411 Jun 2014

    Publication series

    NameECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems

    Conference

    Conference22nd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2014
    Abbreviated titleECIS 2014
    CountryIsrael
    CityTel Aviv
    Period9/06/1411/06/14
    OtherWelcome to ECIS 2014, the 22nd European Conference on Information
    Systems. The conference theme –“Digital Work, Digital Life”– reflects the
    pervasive entanglement between our physical reality and virtual
    representations. The increase in digitization of artifacts is a!ecting all
    areas of our lives and our society. The way we work, how we live and
    socialize, how the digital economy works and how value is created are
    evolving continuously, driving future waves of digitalization. The Internet
    of things, the Internet of services, big data, cloud computing and
    crowdsourcing, as well as digital business models are major drivers.
    These are phenomena and themes that many of the papers in the ECIS
    2014 program explore and contribute to.

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    Böll, S., Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., & CAMPBELL, J. (2014). Telework and the nature of work: An assessment of different aspects of work and the role of technology. In M. Avital, J. M. Leimeister, & U. Schulltze (Eds.), ECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (pp. 1-15). (ECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems). Association for Information Systems. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/f984/c1fe1ea3c3103de5573d7b689aa20f28b505.pdf?_ga=2.110212677.1151139009.1553051202-328558560.1549500510