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New Working Practices: Examining the future of remote working

Tomkins, Conor (2021) New Working Practices: Examining the future of remote working. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the current state of remote working practices and determine what needs to be done to make remote working a success in the future. This dissertation will involve research to find out what makes remote working successful, what risks does it pose and provide understanding as to how a successful remote working strategy might be implemented. Remote working may play a big role in the future work context as during the past year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic many workplaces were forced to implement remote working strategies and they may be here to stay.

The literature review provided a strong overview of how remote working is viewed by the workforce and has highlighted gaps in the existing research that require answers. The literature review has helped to direct the primary research on to the correct path to ensure that the gaps identified are acknowledged and answers are found. The literature review has helped the researcher to focus the primary research on specific areas of remote working that require further development which will help to indicate what the future of remote working looks like.

The primary research for this project was conducted with the use of two surveys. The results of the surveys indicated that remote working is desired amongst the workforce. Having experienced remote working in the last year many people wish for some form of remote working to remain in the future. Furthermore, it was established that there are some issues that need to be resolved before it can be a viable method of working in the long run. These issues include, how to deal with the loss of socialisation, the importance of disconnecting at the end of the day regardless of where one is working from and how much funding- if any- should the employer provide the employee to help them setting up a home office. The research provided a strong insight into how people feel about remote working, the benefits of remote working and most importantly what needs to be done to ensure that remote working is a success in the future.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2022 14:29
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 14:29
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5450

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