Distributed Work Arrangements Supporting Organizational Needs

Distributed Work Arrangements Supporting Organizational Needs

Kathy O. Roper (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and Jun Ha Kim (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-986-1.ch084
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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to provide understanding in developing high performance distributed work arrangements (DWA), and suggestions for an evaluation framework for measuring productivity changes in these distributed work arrangements. Globalization and development of information and communication technology (ICT) enables many organizations be more geographically distributed with work conducted in multiple locations. Distributed work and virtual organizations are at the center of much attention not only from the business world, but also from academia. In recent years, many different distributed work settings have been created to improve productivity while reducing costs.

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