Digital Work: Impacts of Working from Home during COVID-19 on Stress and Productivity
Publication Type
Conference Paper

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new way of living and working. It has challenged the traditional work environment and made it possible for millions of people to work away from their offices. There has been a great debate on how working from home (WFH) has been implemented during these unusual times and the possible effects caused by being induced to WFH. The purpose of this study is to uncover new insights into the ongoing pandemic crisis and marks potential future research directions in the WFH context. We conducted an online exploratory study in January 2021 and collected 24 qualitative participations from Germany. The goal of the study is three-folded. First, to assess participants’ attitudes towards using technology and the generated stress. Second, to investigate how stress is being correlated with productivity while WFH. Finally, to investigate the contribution of the employer in alleviating the novel challenges created by the pandemic situation.

Conference Title
The 4th Middle East & North Africa Conference for Information System
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Conference Date
Nov. 11, 2021 - Nov. 14, 2021
Conference Sponsor
The Association for Information Systems (AIS)
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