HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Telework: Identifying a personal dimension to work-related socio-technical theory

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2012

Publication Title

Advances in Business Research

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

12

Last Page

24

Description

This qualitative study uses socio-technical theory, which posits the interdependence of the social and the technical subsystems of work to view both the work and lives of managers in a Fortune 100 multinational corporation. The managers in the study were leading global virtual teams from their homes with no dedicated corporate office. We found that balancing across both the work and personal socio and technical systems, as well as across the systems in their integrated personal and professional lives, is very complex. The managers appeared to tolerate these difficulties for the flexibility they perceive teleworking provided.

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