A social comparison perspective to study negative effects of telework

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Publication Details

Author(s): Maier C, Laumer S, Oehlhorn C, Weitzel T
Editor(s): International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Publication year: 2018
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (DIGIT) (Pre-ICIS Workshop)
Language: English


Abstract

Telework is indisputably important for establishing a positive work-life-balance for employees. Teleworkers are less stressed and more satisfied by work implying turnover intentions that are below half of those of regular office workers. However, recent practical indications suggest that there is also a dark side of telework, meaning that telework has adverse effects for office workers, who, among others, develop feelings of envy. To study these adverse effects for office workers, we use social comparison theory and suggest that a disparity of telework causes negative emotions and adverse behaviors. In developing our research model, we posit that office workers become envy, dissatisfied with their job, develop turnover intentions and perform worse. An empirical study with 269 employees working in one organization with telework arrangements confirms the hypothesized relationships. Therewith, this study contributes to telework research by providing an interpersonal perspective on telework and revealing that there is a dark side of telework for office workers, which organizations should account for to prevent employees from developing adverse emotions and behaviors.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Laumer, Sven Prof. Dr.
Schöller Endowed Chair for Information Systems (Digitalization in Business and Society)


External institutions with authors

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg


Research Fields

Digital Workforce (Enterprise Content and Collaboration Management)
Schöller Endowed Chair for Information Systems (Digitalization in Business and Society)
Change in the World of Work
Research focus area of a faculty: Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Digitization and Innovation
Research focus area of a faculty: Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften


How to cite

APA:
Maier, C., Laumer, S., Oehlhorn, C., & Weitzel, T. (2018). A social comparison perspective to study negative effects of telework. In International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (Eds.), Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (DIGIT) (Pre-ICIS Workshop). San Francisco, CA, USA, US.

MLA:
Maier, Christian, et al. "A social comparison perspective to study negative effects of telework." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (DIGIT) (Pre-ICIS Workshop), San Francisco, CA, USA Ed. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2018.

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