Increasing the adoption of teleworking in the public sector

Saswat Mohalik, Mika Westerlund, Risto Rajala, Hanna Timonen

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference contributionScientificvertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

This paper identifies factors that influence the adoption of teleworking among public sector employees. Teleworking, also known as telecommuting, has been argued to be less prevalent in the public sector. First, we reviewed extant literature to distinguish between five types of factors that affect employee adoption or rejection of teleworking: social, organizational, technology-related, financial, and personal. Second, we empirically tested a set of hypotheses related to these factors on data collected from a public sector organization in Canada. The results contribute to theory and practice by suggesting that social factors in terms of damage to teleworker’s image due to reduced visibility to co-workers, and organizational factors in terms of perceived need to be present at the office to perform work tasks negatively affected telework adoption. Financial factors in terms of incurring costs of teleworking were positively linked with the deliberate rejection of teleworking.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoProceedings of ISPIM Connects Ottawa, Innovation for Local and Global Impact - 7-10 April 2019 - Ottawa, Canada
ToimittajatIain Bitran, Steffen Conn, Chris Gernreich, Michelle Heber, K.R.E. Huizing, Olga Kokshagina, Marko Torkkeli, Marcus Tynnhammar
KustantajaLappeenranta University of Technology
Sivumäärä16
ISBN (elektroninen)978-952-335-350-3
TilaJulkaistu - 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaISPIM Connects Ottawa: Innovation for Local and Global Impact - Ottawa, Kanada
Kesto: 7 huhtikuuta 201910 huhtikuuta 2019

Julkaisusarja

NimiLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications
KustantajaLappeenranta University of Technology
Vuosikerta91
ISSN (painettu)2243-3376

Conference

ConferenceISPIM Connects Ottawa
Maa/AlueKanada
KaupunkiOttawa
Ajanjakso07/04/201910/04/2019

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