Factors Causing Failure in Teleworking: the Case of Government Agencies in Iran

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Ph.D. student at Public Administration, Department of Public Administration, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Public Administration, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 School of Management and Economics, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran

Abstract

Teleworking is one of the new methods applied in most developed countries to increase organizational flexibility, reduce costs and improve performance. However, the implementation of teleworking is not so successful in Iran. Therfore, the objective of the present study is to identify the factors causing failure in implementation of teleworking. The study is carried out in the governmental agencies in Iran. The study is qualitative. The data was collected through interview and was then analyzed using Coding Method. The findings indicated that 15 concepts in 5 categories prevent the successful implementation of teleworking in government agencies in Iran. Finally, based on the findings, suggestions and recommendations were made for the mangers responsible for telwroking.
 

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