Virtual organizations challenge the first line managers as they have to be able to manage from afar as distance managers. Investigating distance management in participatory multi-level interventions this paper presents a case study of four SMEs which have applied the multi-level participatory PoWRS program (Prevention of Work-Related Stress) over a six month period. Interviews were conducted with employees, in-house process facilitators, project managers and first line managers. The results show that distance managers are even more challenged in interventions especially regarding coordination of activities and ensuring commitment.
|Title of host publication||Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management - XI|
|Editors||O. Broberg, N. Fallentin, P. Hasle, P.L. Jensen, A. Kabel, M.E. Larsen, T. Weller|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management and 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference (NES) - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 17 Aug 2014 → 20 Aug 2014
Conference number: 11
|Conference||11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management and 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference (NES)|
|Period||17/08/2014 → 20/08/2014|
Ipsen, C., Gish, L., & Poulsen, S. (2014). Distance management – a challenge in participatory interventions in virtual organizations. In O. Broberg, N. Fallentin, P. Hasle, P. L. Jensen, A. Kabel, M. E. Larsen, & T. Weller (Eds.), Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management - XI (pp. 559-564). IEA Press.