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Current practice and future prospects of teleworking in Malaysian organizations

Mekmat, Siti Zafirah and Abdul Kadir, Zulida and Abdullah, Nor Hazana (2017) Current practice and future prospects of teleworking in Malaysian organizations. In: Foresight Studies in Malaysia. Series 1 . Penerbit UTHM, pp. 83-93. ISBN 9789670764856

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Abstract

The concept of teleworking has the potential to become a tool of strategic management in organizations. Teleworking refers to the practice of working from home by using technology and communication devices such as phones, computers and faxes to replace the process of commuting from home and workplace on each working day (Ruiz & Walling, 2005). According to the US Census, 4.4% of workforce used teleworking in 2014. The number of workers who are involved in teleworking has increased from 1980 to 2014. Organizations that implement teleworking can benefit from the practices in terms of productivity improvement, reduction of employee turnover, and increase of employee motivation (Parasuraman, 2001). However, teleworking is still a new concept in Malaysia. Although some organizations have adopted this concept, studies in this area are still limited. This research, therefore, aims to address this gap by identifying the current practice of teleworking in Malaysian organizations and the future prospects of teleworking in Malaysian organizations.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > T58.5-58.64 Information technology
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2019 07:00
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2019 07:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11249
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