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Exploring the possibility of implementing telecommuting at University Utara Malaysia (UUM)


Sheik Osman, Wan Rozaini and Rashdan, Haitham (2005) Exploring the possibility of implementing telecommuting at University Utara Malaysia (UUM). In: 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICICT 2005), 27-28 Aug. 2005, Hotel Pearl Continental, Karachi.

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Abstract

Global technology has quickly progressed to provide more accessible business modes of communication.The image of the traditional workplace as a particular place to go to work is being replaced with employees working wherever they can be most efficient and productive, whether at home, on a plane, on the road, or a telework center.The availability of affordable technology has been one of the major contributors to the "any time, any place" telecommuting trend. The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility of the implementation of teleworking at University Utara Malaysia (UUM), the suitable job selection criteria, the suitable technology needed to support this new mode of business, employee perception and willingness to telecommute, and top management support.To investigate the possibility of a lecturer's job as a telecommuter, we have adopted Jack Nilles Job Task Analysis.For the technology factor, data is collected through literature review. Structured interviews are conducted with top management to determine their willingness to implement this program.And, finally, questionnaires are used to identify the UUM lecturers' willingness to telecommute.This study found that, if the technology factor is available, people are willing to telecommute, a lecturer's job is suitable for telecommuting, and Management is agreeable. Therefore, it is concluded that at UUM, people can enjoy telecommuting benefits of telecommuting, if there is an established policy and regulations that allow them to telecommute.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Print ISBN: 0-7803-9421-6
Uncontrolled Keywords: telecommuting, anytime any place, teleworking, recruitment, retention
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Wan Rozaini Sheik Osman
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2014 00:58
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 00:58
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12444

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