Management skills and capabilities in an era of technology disruption

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Abstract

This chapter examines the literature relating to information and communications technology (ICT) and management skills and capabilities relating to anywhere working. The workforce is becoming more global, and workers can work from anywhere and still be connected with colleagues and collaborators. Although ICT is an enabler of anywhere working, sustainable anywhere working requires specific management skills and capabilities. Globalization of work requires organizations to manage workers ranging from full-time employees through to freelancers working in different locations including a central office, coworking center, from home and other flexible options. The chapter concludes by proposing a research agenda and conceptual framework to identify the management skills and capabilities required to successfully manage anywhere working (other terms include telework and telecommuting). The proposed conceptual framework will inform researchers and managers on best practice for adopting sustainable anywhere working to achieve strategic business objectives.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemote work and collaboration
Subtitle of host publicationbreakthroughs in research and practice
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter10
Pages176-191
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781522519195
ISBN (Print)1522519181, 9781522519188
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2017

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Disruption
Management skills
Management capability
Workers
Information and communication technology
Conceptual framework
Telecommuting
Best practice
Work organization
Enablers
Employees
Research agenda
Globalization
Workforce
Communication management
Managers
Business objectives
Telework

Bibliographical note

This work was previously published in Anywhere Working and the New Era of Telecommuting edited by Yvette Blount and Marianne Gloet, pages 1-21, copyright year 2017 by Business Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global).

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Blount, Y. (2017). Management skills and capabilities in an era of technology disruption. In Remote work and collaboration: breakthroughs in research and practice (pp. 176-191). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1918-8.ch010
Blount, Yvette. / Management skills and capabilities in an era of technology disruption. Remote work and collaboration: breakthroughs in research and practice. Hershey, PA : IGI Global, 2017. pp. 176-191
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