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Advantages and disadvantages of the remote teamwork

Abstract

Remote teamwork has become common during the pandemic and continues even after it is over. In Lithuania alone, during the pandemic, around 40% of employees worked or still work remotely, while in the US this number reaches 50%. The purpose of this article is to compare the theoretical advantages and disadvantages of remote teamwork presented by scientists with the opinion of experts. Several main factors were selected after literature analysis and were given to the experts to evaluate them in a survey which was created using Likert scale. Experts were selected from one financial company and they lead teams of 7–10 people and have been working remotely for the past two years. The obtained results were evaluated using Kendall’s concordance coefficient and factor analysis methods. These methods helped evaluate the compatibility of the experts’ opinions and factors were divided into advantages and disadvantages based on the experts’ evaluations. The theoretical and practical assessment of the advantages of remote teamwork showed that the opinions of scientists and experts differ. This research can help remote teams and their managers to find what they can improve.


Article in Lithuanian.


Nuotolinio komandinio darbo privalumai ir trūkumai


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Nuotolinis komandinis darbas pandemijos metu tapo įprastu reiškiniu, kuris tęsiasi ir pandemijai pasibaigus. Vien Lietuvoje pandemijos metu apie 40 % darbuotojų dirbo arba vis dar dirba nuotoliniu būdu, o JAV šis rodiklis siekia mažiausiai 50 %. Šio straipsnio tikslas yra palyginti teorijoje mokslininkų pateikiamus nuotolinio komandinio darbo privalumus ir trūkumus su ekspertų nuomone. Atlikus literatūros analizę buvo pasirinkti keli pagrindiniai veiksniai ir duoti ekspertams įvertinti Likerto skalėje apklausos metu. Buvo pasirinkti ekspertai iš vienos finansinės įmonės, jie vadovauja 7–10 žmonių komandoms ir pastaruosius dvejus metus dirbo tik nuotoliniu būdu. Gauti rezultatai buvo vertinami Kendall konkordancijos koeficientu ir faktorinės analizės metodais. Šie metodai padėjo įvertinti ekspertų nuomonės suderinamumą ir remiantis jų vertinimais suskirstyti veiksnius į privalumus ir trūkumus. Teorinis ir praktinis nuotolinio komandinio darbo privalumų ir trūkumų vertinimas parodė, jog mokslininkų ir ekspertų nuomonės išsiskiria – pateiktus teiginius mokslininkai ir ekspertai skirtingai priskiria nuotolinio komandinio darbo privalumams ir trūkumams. Šis tyrimas naudingas nuotoliniu būdu dirbančioms komandoms ir jų vadovams, siekiant sužinoti, ką būtų galima pagerinti.


Reikšminiai žodžiai: nuotolinis darbas, komandinis darbas, nuotolinis komandinis darbas, darbo ir gyvenimo balansas, darbo efektyvumas, pasitenkinimas darbu, bendravimas komandoje.

Keyword : remote work, teamwork, remote teamwork, life-work balance, job effectiveness, job satisfaction, team communication

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Krukauskaitė, E., & Jesevičiūtė-Ufartienė, L. (2024). Advantages and disadvantages of the remote teamwork. Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania, 16. https://doi.org/10.3846/mla.2024.19850
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