To date research on telework has predominantly focused on aspects related to organisations and employees, however, research currently falls short of cross-cultural studies investigating how cultural differences may vary the adoption and use of telework. COVID-19 has demonstrated the demands for working from home and countries with different cultures have expanded telework use as part of the COVID ‘new normal’. We identify patterns on the uptake of telework through pre-and post- COVID-19 and apply Hofstede’s 6-Dimension model to investigate how cultural consequences interact with the use of telework in the post-pandemic practice. We evaluate how cultural dimensions influence the acceptance of telework, thereon discuss our preliminary insights on future development needs for better cultural appropriate practices. Our study aims to provide a shared understanding for telework across cultures, shedding light on the potential for further in-depth explorative research on the use of information systems for telework in different cultural settings.
Wang, Yichen and Boell, Sebastian, "Telework Uptake and COVID: Will it be Back to Normal? - A Preliminary International Comparison" (2021). ACIS 2021 Proceedings. 74.