NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2019, Book 2

Economics and tourism

REMOTE WORK – ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES ON THE EXAMPLE IN IT ORGANISATION

Solveiga Blumberga, Tatiana Pylinskaya

ABSTRACT

With the development of the Internet, the possibilities of communication at a distance have grown, and the exchange of work results and information has become simpler. The topic of the research is of great importance, because worldwide remote work is no longer a trend of the new age, but a modern form of employment; it is an opportunity not to depend on location, saving employee’s time and company’s money; for some it is a flexible schedule possibility, and for others - the only way to get a job. The concept of remote work was introduced into Russian legislation in 2013, and amendments regulating this form of work relations were made. However, after six years, very few Russian employers have remote workers on their staff and carry out remote personnel management. Some employers do not even know that something like it is possible and what are the advantages they and workers can get from it. Therefore, at present the question of whether remote work is effective and what its advantages and disadvantages are is topical. The purpose of this study is to ascertain the advantages and disadvantages of remote work for the employee. The key questions of the research are as follows: what are the advantages and disadvantages of remote work, is the remote work effective, is there a connection between transferring a certain group of workers to remote work and economic and other indicators of the organization’s activities, is there a connection between remote work and job satisfaction? Methods used in the study: a survey on job satisfaction before transition to remote work, a survey for employees on awareness of remote work, a survey for employees and managers about job satisfaction after the transition to remote work, a survey for employees about remote work after the transition to such form of work and a survey for managers about remote work after the transition, developed by the authors. The results of the study showed that remote work has more advantages than disadvantages for both the employer and the employee. There is connection between the transfer of a group of workers to remote work and the economic indicators of the organization. There is a relationship between remote work and job satisfaction.

KEYWORDS

remote work, job satisfaction

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2019, Book 2, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-06-5, REMOTE WORK – ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES ON THE EXAMPLE IN IT ORGANISATION, 151-157 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/nordsci2019/b2/v2/18