University of Oulu

Advantages and disadvantages of remote work and its implications on leadership

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Author: Leskinen, Roope1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu Business School, Department of Management and International Business, Management
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.7 MB)
Pages: 67
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : R. Leskinen, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-11-16
Thesis type: Master's thesis
Tutor: Hatami Boroun, Akram
Reviewer: Tuunainen, Juha
Hatami Boroun, Akram


Covid-19 has made remote work as one of the main ways to work in today’s world. Even though, remote work is not new as a concept, it has become the new normal because of Covid-19. The advantages and challenges of remote work are now part of people’s life, and they should be studied more. While these are the factors that affect remote employee’s life, the leadership of remote work should also be studied to see how remote work and its leadership could be developed.

Employees face completely different challenges in today’s virtual workplaces, varying from feeling socially isolated to increased number of altercations with family members, because work is now done from home. Some remote workers enjoy the possibility to work remotely, because of the same reasons, which makes the subject of remote work interesting subject for research. Combining these facts with the leadership of remote work further on increases its importance. The two most used styles of remote work leadership, transformational and transactional, are also perceived having both good and bad qualities. This research aims to give a look of remote works challenges and advantages, how the leadership styles are perceived, and how they affect the remote work.

The research is done via qualitative method, because of the nature of the research problem. A survey was used to collect the data. The results of this study support the previous research and literature and gives new information for further research.

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