The good, the bad, and the unknown about telecommuting: meta-analysis of psychological mediators and individual consequences.

@article{Gajendran2007TheGT,
  title={The good, the bad, and the unknown about telecommuting: meta-analysis of psychological mediators and individual consequences.},
  author={Ravi S. Gajendran and David A. Harrison},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={
          1524-41
        }
}
What are the positive and negative consequences of telecommuting? How do these consequences come about? When are these consequences more or less potent? The authors answer these questions through construction of a theoretical framework and meta-analysis of 46 studies in natural settings involving 12,883 employees. Telecommuting had small but mainly beneficial effects on proximal outcomes, such as perceived autonomy and (lower) work-family conflict. Importantly, telecommuting had no generally… 

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