Global attention Paid to paper published by Prof Yehuda Baruch FBAM in the International Journal of Management Reviews
Some global attention has been paid to a paper published by Yehuda Baruch FBAM in the International Journal of Management Reviews (2001), where he presented a review and future predictions regarding working from home. Twenty year later, the prediction has been proven right. Originally he wrote:
"Since all these factors are essential, it is unlikely that teleworking will reach a very high level of application in the foreseeable future. It seems that only a strong external input, for example the possible catastrophic option of energy or transportation crisis …, can cause teleworking to accelerate." (Baruch 2001: p. 118)
... and then came the COVID-19 pandemic which caused a significant rise in teleworking worldwide.
Says Yehuda: “Nice to be proven right (mind you, I did not predict the eventual cause). Indeed, I did predict what it would take to make working from home a widely-applied and accepted phenomenon.
As said the Simpsons (after Trump’s elections) – ‘Being right sucks’ – but at least something good came with the COVID-19: working from home for many.”
The full reference is: Baruch, Y. (2001). The status of research on teleworking and an agenda for future research. International Journal of Management Reviews, 3(2), 113-129.