Introducing telework in a public and bureaucratic environment: a re-regulationist perspective on a non-conventional change Online publication date: Thu, 30-Dec-2010
by Laurent Taskin
International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy (IJMCP), Vol. 4, No. 3/4, 2010
Abstract: Teleworking is part of the strategy of modernisation of public organisations in Belgium and is largely perceived as a management device coming from the private sector that is not adapted in a public environment. It also deeply challenges traditional organisation of work, like bureaucracy. Based on a case study conducted in a Belgian federal public agency where telework had to be implemented, this article studies the re-regulation process at work. Its main contribution is to argue that the adoption of such organisational change depends on the ability to re-negotiate the prevailing organisational conventions.
Online publication date: Thu, 30-Dec-2010
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