Teleworking is regarded as offering significant potential benefits to organisations, employees and society alike. Alhough recent figures show an increase in the number of teleworkers, teleworking has yet to fulfil the high expectations. This is partly caused by a lack of effective methods for introducing telework. This thesis makes a contribution towards the better achievement of telework's potential, by providing a detailed understanding of telework, that serves as background for the development of a telework introduction method. The quest also includes a discussion that provides several insights into change processes. Three extensive case studies illustrate the heterogeneous potential and impacts of telework, and contribute to the detailing and clarification of the method for its introduction.This volume will benefit practitioners, who want to understand telework better, or who are looking for support for the telework introduction process in their organisation. Additionally, academics will find a contribution towards understanding the role of an organisation's temporal-spatial structure in management, as well as a discussion on the use of the interactions between design and development in change management.
|Award date||26 Apr 2002|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Apr 2002|