Remote work and intensive use of Information Technologies (IT) are increasingly common in organizations. At the same time, professional stress seems to develop. However, IS research has paid little attention to the relationships between these two phenomena. The purpose of this research in progress is to present a framework that introduces the influence of (1) new spatial and temporal constraints and of (2) intensive use of IT on employee emotions at work. Specifically, this paper relies on virtuality (e.g. Chudoba et al. 2005) and media richness (Daft and Lengel 1984) theories to determine the emotional consequences of geographically distributed work.
Pallud, Jessie and Elie-Dit-Cosaque, Christophe, "Isolation and Emotions in the Workplace: The Influence of Perceived Media Richness and Virtuality" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 144.