Title of Abstract

The Effects of COVID-19 on Employees’ Ability to Work from Home

Poster Number

26

Session Title

Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Melissa Carsten, Ph.D.

College

College of Business Administration

Department

Management & Marketing

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on society’s ability to work from home. We also wish to understand the overall impact remote work has had on the well-being of employees based on their personal experiences with remote work. Using a quantitative survey methodology sampling 64 employees over the age of 18, working in a variety of fields, we have hypothesized that working remotely can reduce stress, reduce the costs associated with working, and provide employees with a more flexible personal schedule. Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics including Chi-Squared, correlation, and regression analysis. These methods of analysis will help us better grasp the overall sentiment of employees who work from home. Although data collection is still underway, the results of this study have the potential to inform business practices around the successful implementation of remote work and allow us to understand what aspects of remote work are important to employees. It is important for businesses to understand what elements of remote work are important to their employees and gain a better idea of how to support their employees. Learning how to adapt to remote work is becoming increasingly important because current trends indicate that returning to ‘pre-COVID-19’ methods of work may not be profitable.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Apr 15th, 12:00 PM

The Effects of COVID-19 on Employees’ Ability to Work from Home

The purpose of this study is to understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on society’s ability to work from home. We also wish to understand the overall impact remote work has had on the well-being of employees based on their personal experiences with remote work. Using a quantitative survey methodology sampling 64 employees over the age of 18, working in a variety of fields, we have hypothesized that working remotely can reduce stress, reduce the costs associated with working, and provide employees with a more flexible personal schedule. Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics including Chi-Squared, correlation, and regression analysis. These methods of analysis will help us better grasp the overall sentiment of employees who work from home. Although data collection is still underway, the results of this study have the potential to inform business practices around the successful implementation of remote work and allow us to understand what aspects of remote work are important to employees. It is important for businesses to understand what elements of remote work are important to their employees and gain a better idea of how to support their employees. Learning how to adapt to remote work is becoming increasingly important because current trends indicate that returning to ‘pre-COVID-19’ methods of work may not be profitable.