A Review of the Agile Working Literature in Relation to Five Facets of Well-Being.

Maria Charalampous

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This chapter reviews the impact that work conducted anywhere, at any time using technology, has on individuals’ well-being at work. Well-being is examined in terms of five key dimensions, relating to (i) affective, (ii) cognitive, (iii) social, (iv) professional and (v) psychosomatic experiences pertaining to an agile working context. The chapter draws upon the existing literature concerning agile working practices—specifically in relation to ‘always on’ remote work and examines these in relation to the five dimensions of well-being. The beneficial impact of agile working on employee satisfaction, commitment and positive emotions is acknowledged, along with potential drawbacks, such as social and professional isolation, and perceived threats to professional advancement. Research oversights in relation to cognitive, professional and psychosomatic factors are highlighted. Implications for practice are then discussed, with appropriate interventions and strategies suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgile Working and Well-Being in the Digital Age
EditorsChristine Grant, Emma Russell
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-60283-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-60282-6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2020


  • Agile working
  • Always-on culture
  • E-work
  • Remote work
  • Telework
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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