First Advisor

Jennifer Loney

Date of Award

5-22-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration: Marketing and University Honors

Department

Business Administration

Language

English

Subjects

Telecommuting, Labor productivity, Employee motivation, Work-life balance, Virtual work, Organizational effectiveness

DOI

10.15760/honors.912

Abstract

This research seeks to identify social and psychological factors that affect satisfaction levels of employees. The thesis suggests teleworking as a renewed tool for communicating and executing work in organizations; and moreover, demonstrating how telework systems can motivate millennial and gen-z workers to be productive. The main factors identified for said analysis have been determined through the study of business and academic literature about workplace culture and how it is changing. Such research investigated the differences between baby boomers, millennials and gen-zs, and furthermore how providing employees with the option to participate in telework may enhance their output. To make claims, three theories were reviewed Generational Cohort Theory, Human Capitol Theory and Work Motivation Theory. The findings of the literature review can be investigated farther in research through qualitative interviews and case studies of companies utilizing telework as a resource to expand communications.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33167

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