Work-Life Balance and Job Satisfaction
Technological advances have revolutionized the way in which organizations across the word conduct business and, more importantly, transformed how employees perform their jobs. Consider the long-standing method of dictation and typing by as becoming obsolete with the advent of computers. Very large corporations with pools of typists were forced to retrain their staff to use email for correspondence. Today, smart phones and laptops have eliminated physical space requirements to conduct business. Such changes have redefined “workplace” as being able to work anywhere and at anytime. Therefore, work can occur at any location or time chosen by the employee, with increases in profitability for the organization. In recent years, the trend toward using alternative workplace strategies, such as telework or flexible hours, have surged in popularity. Despite the benefits, however, resistance to telework remains strong. This week, examine some of the reasons many organizations remain reluctant to adopt this type of workplace option.
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For this task, imagine that you were asked to write an opinion-editorial for an online business blog entitled, “Myths about Telework: Facts or Fiction.” This is an editorial, in which you are expected to express your own, educated opinion. In your editorial, briefly describe common management myths about telework, outline the benefits of telework, and then discuss the implications of new findings that discredit the telework stereotype by showing that the majority of teleworkers are men (71%), not women or Millennials.
Support your op-ed article with at least five scholarly resources published in peer-reviewed journals in the past 7 years. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.