This panel will present and debate various paradoxes surrounding the implementation of Alternative Work Arrangements (AWA). AWA includes such topics as telecommuting, remote work, telecenters, and other conceptions of the virtual office. This is an especially relevant topic to the ICIS theme, Networking and Electronic Communities, because the nature of alternative work arrangements requires organizations to rethink the fundamental ways individuals in their communities work, both alone and in groups. The AWA perspective assumes that technologies will not eliminate jobs, but will facilitate the transformation of traditional work arrangements by allowing flexibility in “when” and “where” work is done. The impact on the nature of work, workers, work groups, businesses and home life are all relevant to a debate about AWA.
Pearlson, Keri; Accrocco, Dan; McGee, Jim; and Saunders, Carol, "Panel 7 Paradoxes in Alternative Work Arrangements" (1996). ICIS 1996 Proceedings. 65.