More than 70% of all employers and managers utilize flexible or distributed work arrangements (Greenfield, 2017; World at work, 2017). Yet, it appears that few organizations are prepared to manage the relationship elements that come with a distributed workforce (Boss, 2017; Miller & Campell, 2013). Using structural equation modeling and data from 838 participants, the study examined the relationship between managerial behavior, perceived proximity, and job satisfaction within organizations that utilize distributed work. The results indicate that managerial behavior has a positive relationship with perceived proximity and employee job satisfaction and supports previous literature showing perceived proximity to be more reliable than objective physical distance when evaluating relationship outcomes.
Date of publication
Jerry W. Gilley, Ann Gilley, Heshium Lawrence
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development
Macauley, David D., "EXAMINING MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR, PERCEIVED PROXIMITY, AND JOB SATISFACTION IN DISTRIBUTED WORK ARRANGEMENTS" (2018). Human Resource Development Theses and Dissertations. Paper 31.
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