Ivey Publishing
Digital Canada's New Work Environment
Product Number:
9A95E007
Publication Date:
08/31/1995
Revised Date:
12/13/2002
Length:
20 pages (14 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case
Source:
Ivey
A project manager at Digital Canada has designed a work-at-home program to encourage field personnel to spend less time working in the office and more time working at client sites, on the road and at home. He believes his plan will save Digital Canada millions of dollars annually and result in increased productivity. Unfortunately, the response from U.S. headquarters has been lukewarm, and the affected employees are reacting quite negatively. The manager is uncertain how to generate support for his plan in order to move forward.
Learning Objective:
  • Implementation (managing change, dealing with resistance, etc.)
  • Information technology as a change agent
  • Potential outcomes from telecommuting/remote work (productivity, communication, etc.)
  • Remote management of individuals and work groups
  • Organizing work groups effectively (productivity, communication, etc.)
  • Techniques - discounted cash flow analysis
  • Cost/benefit analysis
Issues:
Disciplines:
Information Systems
Industries:
Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
Setting:
Canada, Large, 1992
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
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