The Significance of Trust to the Adoption of E-Working Practices Within Local Government

Beadle, H. (2018) The Significance of Trust to the Adoption of E-Working Practices Within Local Government. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 14 (4). pp. 81-94. ISSN 1548-3916

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Drawing upon an in-depth study of one local authority based in the United Kingdom, this article examines the significance of trust to local government workers who are beginning to make increasing use of e-technologies through e-working practices. The article identifies trust to be of particular significance but that the examined context is not supportive of that trust being developed. It notes differences in the perceptions surrounding trust development, that consideration of trust is not just limited to the relationship between management and their workers, and that there is a fear that trust is at risk of abuse. In the face of e-work serving to raise the profile of trust as a significant factor for concern, the associated technologies are suggested to have the potential to offer a solution to some of the issues arising.

Publication Type: Articles
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human-Computer Interaction, Information Systems
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Education and Teaching
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router Jisc
Depositing User: Publications Router Jisc
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2018 15:12
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 09:46

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