|Published Online: October 8, 2015||$US5.00|
Telework refers to work carried out using some form of information technology away from the traditional workplace. This paper explores telework using role set analysis and analyses a pilot scheme of a French public sector organisation. The investigation focuses on the effects of the interplay between teleworkers with their office-based colleagues and line managers, viewed through their relationships, interaction and experiences. Some findings from this study agree with arguments from the literature. Others bring new insight. Despite benefits for teleworkers, telework can generate burdens for their colleagues and alter work organisation for managers. Findings also reveal that changes in job roles can have deeper effects on cultural and organisational norms because they challenge assumptions of the traditional French workplace.
|Keywords:||Culture, Organisations, Telework|
Organizational Cultures: An International Journal, Volume 15, Issue 3, October 2015, pp.1-13. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: October 8, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 461.934KB)).
Senior Lecturer/Researcher in HRM, Management, Les Roches Gruyère University of Applied Sciences Switzerland, Crans-Montana, Valais, Switzerland
Head of Leadership, Management and HR Subject Group, Worcester Business School, University of Worcester, Worcester, Worcestershire, UK
Head of doctoral programmes, Business School, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK