HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Telecommuting in the 21st Century: Benefits, Issues and a Leadership Model Which Will Work

Document Type

Article

Date

3-1-2002

Publication Title

The Journal of Leadership Studies

ISSN or ISBN

1935-2611

Volume

8

Issue

2

First Page

75

Last Page

57

Description

This article looks at the evolution of telework in the United States as well as the benefits and potential problems associated with this growing phenomenon. One of these issues, effective leadership of teleworkers, is the focus of the article. The authors suggest that Situational Leadership™, a leadership model which has been in use since the late 1960s, is an appropriate tool for leaders to use in successfully influencing their off-site workers. Situational Leadership™ is explained and applied to a variety of telecommuting scenarios.

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