How to establish a lasting remote work concept in organizations

  • Reinforced through the pandemic and shaped by digitalization, today's professional working environment is in a state of transformation. Working remotely has become a vital component of many professions' regular routines. The design of remote work environments presents challenges to organizations of all sizes. By providing a classification, this paper reveals a comprehensive understanding of the fields of design to be considered to establish lasting remote work concepts in organizations. A hierarchical classification with four dimensions consisting of human, technology, organization, and culture, seven design elements and, twenty design parameters indicates to organizations the fields of design that need to be examined. To satisfy both the theoretical foundation and the practical application, design elements are derived by implementing a systematic review of the literature that represents key areas of interest for remote work. Additionally, these are verified and complemented by a dedicated case study research to incorporate practice-oriented design parameters.
Author:Günther SchuhORCiDGND, Clara Herkenrath, Wolfgang BoosORCiDGND, Gerrit HoebornORCiD, Julian Boenig
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Subtitle (English):A classification for the operational design of remote work
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2024/02/01
Date of first Publication:2024/01/03
Release Date:2024/02/01
Tag:03; rev
Virtual Collaboration, Organizations, and Networks,; classification; parameters; remote work
First Page:767
Last Page:776
This research is a part of the findings of the research project "DecentraLEAD". The IGF project 22844 N of the Forschungsgemeinschaft Research Foundation FIR e. V. at RWTH Aachen University, Campus-Boulevard 55, 52074 Aachen, is funded by the AiF within the scope
of the program for the promotion of industrial joint research (IGF) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) based on a decision of the German Bundestag. Responsibility for
the content of this publication lies with the authors. On behalf of the authors, we would like to thank the AiF for the support within the scope of this project.
Name of the conference:57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
place of the conference:Honolulu
Date of the conference:03.01.2024-06.01.2024
Institute / Department:FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen
Business Transformation
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International