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Managerial and socio-economic implications of the implementation of telework in Gauteng

M. Tech. (Office management and Technology) Vaal University of Technology| / Telework can be defined as a flexible work arrangement, where selected employees work at home one or more days per week or at a site near home, instead of physically travelling to a central workplace. Telework has progressed globally, especially during the past decade to a work option that has an impact on commerce and industry in a most beneficial manner.
This flexible work arrangement emerged in organisations because of the development of
information and communication technology (ICT) that forms the key component of the
teleworkers equipage.
This investigation focussed on telework aspects, such as the effects on the environment,
quality of life and economic effects. It is evident that telework generates significant
benefits to the corporate environments, improves work and personal life experiences for
human resources, improves environmental and social circumstances and has resulted in a significant paradigm shift in the corporate arena. The investigation also identified barriers that constrain managers from implementing telework. The investigation furthermore determined how South Africa, in particular, might benefit socioeconomically
Inferential conclusions indicate that telework could counteract many of South Africa's
transport and related socio-economic problems that pose detrimental consequences for the environment and other resources, as is the case in many other countries.
Date January 2008
CreatorsVan Wyk, Elsa
ContributorsHoffman, E. C.
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish
Formatxiv,142 leaves: illustrations

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