Virtual managers’ perspective on adoption of new work forms – case of Estonian service sector / Gerda Mihhailova

Gerda, Mihhailova (2017) Virtual managers’ perspective on adoption of new work forms – case of Estonian service sector / Gerda Mihhailova. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY (IJSMS), 2 (2). pp. 1-21. ISSN 2550-1569

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Abstract

ICTs have changed the way people interact with each other – not only in everyday situations, but also in the work context. Inevitably, managers need to develop their management techniques to suit the new ICT-mediated communication reality. As it has been suggested that new flexible work forms (virtual work, distance work) are more suitable for service organisations, the current paper aims to better understand new managerial practices used by virtual service managers and aspects that hinder the widespread use of new work forms. Thirty six service managers representing all twelve subsectors of the Estonian service industry were interviewed. Results indicate that flexible work forms, namely virtual work, is used more extensively than distance work. As the general knowledge level of new work forms and suitable management techniques is low, joint efforts of different societal interest groups are needed in order to raise awareness of new work forms.

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Gerda, Mihhailova
gerda.mihhailova@ut.ee
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Work groups. Teams in the workplace
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Technological change
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Kota Samarahan Campus
Journal or Publication Title: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY (IJSMS)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS)
ISSN: 2550-1569
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-21
Official URL: http://ijsmssarawak.com/ijsms_vol_2_2/i,1-21%20Vir...
Item ID: 33926
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtual work, virtual management, virtual managers, service sector, ICT mediated communication
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33926

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