Exploring the Virtual Work Environment: A Process Perspective
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In the 20th century, the use of ICT allowed organizations to stretch themselves in time and space, morphing from primarily a physical form to an electronic or virtual work environment (VWE)1 entity. Operations have been pushed farther and farther into the realm of communications and away from anything that could be done without a communications network. As companies become increasingly informatted (2) and make use of individual employee's expertise and knowledge, they become more dependent on the individual to adjust direction and adapt to the changing environment. ICTs, therefore, have forced a shift in view even as they facilitate a shift in physical circumstances (3).
Chudoba, K., Watson-Manheim, M. B. (2007). Exploring the Virtual Work Environment: A Process Perspective (pp. 57-76). Singapore: In Angel Salazar and Steven Sawyer (Eds.), Handbook of Information Technology in Organizations and Electronic Markets, World Scientific Publishing.