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An investigation in the opportunities and challenges brought by flexible working with modern mobile technology for managers and employees

Chan, Ho Ming (2016) An investigation in the opportunities and challenges brought by flexible working with modern mobile technology for managers and employees. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The advanced modern mobile technology from mobile devices to incredibly fast mobile connection has continued to make flexible working more prevalent and more common to any employees at any levels in their career. This study is to research on how managers perceive the opportunities and challenges by enabling their employees to have flexible working. At the same time, the study also continued to look into the employee’s side about their thoughts on flexible working which has been done by previous research that was either limited or to expand their findings previously. Thus, this research can show the different perspectives between the managers and the employees about flexible working. The data collected will be allowed the study to compare and contrast the different views among different managers and different employees.

This study continues the similar topic with previous research that have been done and in addition to gather other area that has been done independently in the past such as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to bring a better comprehensive view on the flexible working in nowadays. Qualitative research was used for this study and ten one-to-one interviews were conducted. Face-to-face interview allows the interviewer to ask pre-defined questions but it also allows flexibility for the interviewer to adjust the questions during the interview to probe the interviewees with their answers to gain better and deeper understandings. The result is an interesting finding which shows there are some differences as well as similar in perspectives between managers and employees regarding to flexible working. This research could contribute to manager on decisions that help to improve an organisation productivity and talent retention, by investigating what are the attitude of managers towards flexible working compares to the actual employee experience.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Employee Retention
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Masters of Science in Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 13:55
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 13:55
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2303

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