Telepresence robots and face time
Teleworking is more and more common inside organizations but may still have negative impacts on the teleworker’s performance perception. Indeed, to be or not seen during the working hours influences the reliability and the commitment associated with the worker. The question is then on how to limit telework’s drawbacks, i.e. how to overcome the lack of face time associated with telecommuting? Different options are considered by companies including the use of telepresence robots, allowing the teleworkers to be visible in the office … while being physically absent! In this research project, the aim is to examine the usage of telepresence robot technology and its impact on the worker perception.