Economic Themes (2013) 51 (3) 4, 483-497


Slavoljub Milovanović

Abstract: With advancement of information and communication technologies (ICT), the way of doing job is going through radical change. Today, many employees have virtual workplaces so they can work virtually from home and the other location remote from their organizations. In developed countries, the number of virtual workplaces is increased considerably in recent years, because of many benefits. Potential main benefit for individuals is obtaining of job and setting appropriate balance between private and professional life while for organizations the greatest benefit would be the increase of productivity with lower costs. Finally, many developing countries could lessen the level of unemployment that is quickly increased in this time of economic crisis. Main objective of the research is to analyze effects of virtual workplaces implementation with specific focus to employees’ work quality. Also, the research explains the basic categories and forms of virtual workplaces and key advantages and disadvantages of this alternative work arrangement.

Keywords:  virtual workplaces; telecommuting; information and communication technologies; quality of work

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