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The Challenge of Remote Working

Donald Hislop, Carolyn Axtell and Kevin Daniels

in The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199234738
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199234738.003.0024

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 The Challenge of Remote Working

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Remote working has many synonyms—such as teleworking, telecommuting, or virtual working. It is often considered to be enabled by advanced information and communications technologies which allow the electronic transfer of information, so that workers can communicate and coordinate tasks in multiple locations and asynchronously. It is the purpose of this article to explore the nature, consequences, and management of remote working. The article starts by examining the incidence of remote working, the major aspects of remote work, and why this form of working is attractive. It then moves on to explore workers' experience of remote work. The article also examines issues in the coordination of remote teams and communication between remote workers. The final section examines the management of remote workers.

Keywords: remote working; teleworking; telecommuting; virtual working; communications technologies

Article.  9461 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Human Resource Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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