Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2019

Document Type

USM Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Leadership Studies

First Advisor

Sharon Timberlake

Second Advisor

Brian Davenport


leadership, telecommuter, telecommuting


Emerging technology makes it easier for employees to perform work tasks from any location. The number of jobs that rely on computers for word processing, calculations, analysis, and design is increasing, while the number of physical jobs that necessitate manual intervention and physical presence is declining. Telecommuting is a work environment option that may lead to increased productivity, employee job satisfaction, and decreased financial overhead for office space.