By Jungwoo Lee

This edited quantity offers present views at the leading edge use of knowledge and conversation applied sciences (ICT) as a vital part of the altering nature of labor. the person chapters handle a couple of key options reminiscent of telecommuting, replacement paintings preparations, activity crafting, gamification and new paintings abilities, supplemented by way of a number of examples and aiding case reviews. The influence of ICT on Work deals a worthwhile source for company practitioners and teachers within the parts of data platforms, in addition to for human assets managers. The publication may also be worthwhile in complex graduate periods facing the social and enterprise affects of data and conversation technologies.

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Schedule flexibility, the ability to adjust working hours, reduces both the frequency and – in particular – the duration of absences. Employees with flexible work arrangements experience less stress and call in sick less quickly, less often, and are sick for less longer. Location flexibility also has a negative effect on the frequency of absences, but not on the duration. Dealing with unexpected situations or minor health problems seems to improve, but not the employee’s overall health. Overall health and the feeling of well-being are often related to the perception of work-related stress.

The overarching goal of this chapter is to provide organizations with evidence-based actionable tools for effective telecommuting arrangements. Although telecommuting has grown over the past several decades, scholars and practitioners have not yet developed a comprehensive understanding of what telecommuting is, why it should (and should not) be used, when it is appropriate, and how it can be successfully implemented. ). We conclude the chapter with considerations for the future of telecommuting.

Because of the New Way of Working, the culture of the work environment will, or should, become more informal and open. Boundaries fade away, and employees will more often have contact through social media. The culture of the work environment should however be ready for the New Way of Working, as old formalistic cultures probably will not adopt the New Way of Working at an early stage or easily. Other factors that may influence knowledge sharing in the New Way of Working environment are vertical and horizontal interactions and the sensitivity of information.

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