Unformatted text preview: of coming into the corporate office. Mobile workers are those who work from wherever they are. Driving factors of telecommunicating 1. Shift to knowledge-based work – Eliminates requirement that certain work be performed in a specific place. 2. Changing demographics and lifestyle preferences – Provides workers with geographic and time-shifting flexibility. 3. New technologies – Makes remotely performed work practical and cost-effective. Virtual work also raises the specter of offshoring, or foreign outsourcing of software development and computer services. The ability to tap human resources where they are least expensive and expertise where it is most available can create a critical strategic asset. The productivity paradox is defined as the failure of massive investment in information technology to boost productivity growth....
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- Spring '10
- Human Resource Management, individual workers, information systems chapter, large historical business