Distance management – a challenge in participatory interventions in virtual organizations

Christine Ipsen, Liv Gish, Signe Poulsen

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman Factors in Organizational Design and Management - XI
    EditorsO. Broberg, N. Fallentin, P. Hasle, P.L. Jensen, A. Kabel, M.E. Larsen, T. Weller
    Number of pages6
    PublisherIEA Press
    Publication date2014
    Pages559-564
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management and 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference (NES) - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 17 Aug 201420 Aug 2014
    Conference number: 11
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    Conference

    Conference11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management and 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference (NES)
    Number11
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period17/08/201420/08/2014
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    Keywords

    • Intervention
    • Script
    • Fidelity
    • Design

    Cite this

    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.