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
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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