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Chapter 11: Virtual Work, Technology and Wellbeing

Virtual Work, Technology and Wellbeing

Virtual work, technology and wellbeing
Monideepa Tarafdar Jean-François Stich

Introduction

Information technology (IT) has enabled work to be conducted beyond the physical confines of the physical office and beyond the temporal confines of the nine-to-five office hours. Virtual work refers to work that, through the use of IT, enables employees to work and interact across geographical and temporal boundaries (Raghuram et al., 2019). In this chapter, we define virtual work as the commonly understood work arrangements that are not accomplished in the physical office (e.g., remote work, telecommuting) and that are made possible through a range of IT such as computers, smartphones, email, video-conferencing tools and intranets. While virtual work has been around ...

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