Trusting Telework in the Federal Government

 

Abstract: 

Abstract

Despite an Executive Office mandate to permit federal workers to telework, federal managers still deny employees this benefit. Several factors have been attributed to their aversion, including lack of trust. Findings from a hermeneutic phenomenological study exploring the lived experiences and perceptions of 12 federal government managers who prohibit their employees from teleworking (Brown, 2013) was analyzed to identify themes related to trust. Of the eight themes Brown identified, five focused on lack of trust. This paper discusses those five trust-related themes and recommends success factors for enabling leaders’ trust of telework are discussed.

 

 

 

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Courtney Brown
Pearl Smith
Nancy Arduengo
Martha Taylor
Year of Publication: 
2016
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
The Qualitative Report
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
(1)
Pages: 
87-101
Publication Language: 
English
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