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Remote work at international enterprises
Remote work at international enterprises

Author(s): Gabriel Grabowski
Subject(s): Economy, Psychology, Business Economy / Management, Energy and Environmental Studies, Sociology, Labor relations, International relations/trade, Marketing / Advertising, Human Resources in Economy, Business Ethics, Globalization
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu
Keywords: pandemic threat;plant relocation;remote work;work-life balance;
Summary/Abstract: The aim of the chapter is to initiate discussion on the positive and negative aspects of remote work in Polish branches of international enterprises. In 3 short case studies presented in the text, situations that made organizations’ managements allow their employees work remotely are discussed. In each case, different reasons initiated a decision: plant relocation, hiring a specialist living far from the plant and a threat of pandemic. There is a common opinion on employees in many countries (including Poland) that they are not flexible enough when searching for a job, they expect it to be “round the corner”, whilst it is not only them but also employers that should present a more flexible approach, also in terms of remote working. On the other hand, it must be stressed that such solutions have both advantages and disadvantages and sometimes cannot be available for certain roles in an organisation.

  • Page Range: 193-198
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English