Working anywhere management opportunities and challenges

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This chapter examines the literature relating to information and communications technology (ICT) and opportunities and barriers relating to anywhere working. The workforce is becoming more global, and workers can work from anywhere and still be connected with colleagues and collaborators. Although ICT is an enabler of anywhere working, sustainable anywhere working requires specific management skills and capabilities. Globalization of work requires organizations to manage workers ranging from full-time employees through to freelancers working in different locations including a central office, co-working center, from home, and other flexible options. The chapter concludes by proposing a research agenda and conceptual framework to identify the management skills and capabilities required to successfully manage anywhere working (other terms include telework and telecommuting). The proposed conceptual framework will inform researchers and managers on best practice for adopting sustainable anywhere working to achieve strategic business objectives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnywhere working and the future of work
EditorsYvette Blount, Marianne Gloet
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781799841609
ISBN (Print)9781799841593, 9781799855620
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development (AHRMOD) Book Series
PublisherIGI Global

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