Drivers of Telecommuting Policy in Nigerian Organisations


  • Koleayo Omoyajowo Mountain Top University, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State
  • Susan Ebosiem National Centre for Technology Management, Lagos Study Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Adeyemi Akinola Mountain Top University, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Sunday Amiolemen National Centre for Technology Management, Lagos Study Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Kolawole Omoyajowo Faculty of Law, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
  • Andrew Oriola National Centre for Technology Management, Lagos Study Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Olapeju Adenekan National Centre for Technology Management, Lagos Study Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Aziba-anyam Gift Raimi Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.



This study evaluates factors influencing the adoption of telecommuting among the selected organisations in Nigeria. A questionnaire research tool was used basically to capture the level of awareness, interest, readiness, and perception of Nigerian organisations towards telecommuting. A total of 180 questionnaires was administered to 180 Nigerian firms in Lagos, 120 questionnaires were counted valid for analysis. This study observed high level of awareness among Nigerian organisations but paradoxically, this high level of awareness does not engender the adoption of telecommuting by those organisations. Findings revealed that the fright of difficulty in assessing employees’ performance, inadequacy of ICT infrastructures and the fear of corporate data theft are the key factors inhibiting the adoption of telecommuting by organisations. This study concluded there is a need for organisations to be aware of the benefits of telecommuting and how telecommuting policy can be devised to strategically fit into the work culture for productivity.

Keywords: Telecommuting; Public Research Institutes, Adoption, Factors, Lagos.


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How to Cite

Omoyajowo, K., Ebosiem, S., Akinola, A., Amiolemen, S., Omoyajowo, K., Oriola, A., Adenekan, O. ., & Raimi, A.- anyam G. (2021). Drivers of Telecommuting Policy in Nigerian Organisations. International Journal of Business, Technology and Organizational Behavior (IJBTOB), 1(4), 263–275.