Location, location, location: Does place of work really matter?

Tom Redman*, Ed SNAPE, Colin Ashurst

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the work attitudes of home- and office-based workers. A review of the existing literature finds both pessimistic and optimistic accounts of the impact of homeworking on employee attitudes and behaviours. Drawing on a survey of 749 managerial and professional employees in knowledge-intensive industries, the study finds more support for the optimistic perspective. The findings suggest that homeworking is positively associated with employee well-being and a more balanced work-home relationship. There is no evidence that organizational citizenship behaviours are reduced by homeworking but there is some support for homeworking undermining employees' perception of the organization as supporting their careers and personal development.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)S171-S181
    Number of pages11
    JournalBritish Journal of Management
    Volume20
    Issue numberSUPP. 1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Strategy and Management
    • Management of Technology and Innovation

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