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ERIC Number: ED539732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 202
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Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2672-2592-4
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Going Home: The Influence of Workforce Performance Management Systems on the Decision to Engage in Remote Work Environments
Jones, Kenneth E., Jr.
ProQuest LLC, D.B.A. Dissertation, Anderson University
Since 1975, the advance of home-based or remote work has been predicted and encouraged (Nilles). Remote work entails the ability of workers to function as productively from distant locations as those workers in face-to-face office environments: e.g. secondary offices, co-workplace offices, mobile workstations, and home. This study will look at the literature concerning remote employment where early estimates suggested 30-50% of Americans would be working by the beginning of the 21st Century (Toffler, 1980). Surveys of top executives, though positive in outlook, would lead one to predict just over 13% of the population to be involved in remote work practices on a regular basis by the end of the last century (Daniels, Lamond and Standen, 2001). This study will note the historical evolution of work and managing the processes of work as it started at home and returns. The positive and negative forces, contained in the literature, that drive or diminish home-based/remote work will be examined. The corporate and individual elements will be relayed. The eight elements of successful remote work will be acquired from the literature. Then, this paper will consider a technological tool (Workforce Performance Management Systems--WPMS) designed to provide a trust/control system providing the eight elements of successful remote work. The eight elements will be surveyed in the current workplace of the sample population. Information concerning the availability of WPMS solutions will be provided and the population will be surveyed for the impact on remote work engagement determined based on the ability WPMS solution to enhance remote work engagement. Finally, a suggestion for a research approach to suggest possible reasons for the failure of regular remote work to thrive will be offered. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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