Eworklife: developing effective strategies for remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rudnicka, Anna, Newbold, Joseph, Cook, Dave, Cecchinato, Marta, Gould, Sandy and Cox, Anna (2020) Eworklife: developing effective strategies for remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic. In: New Future of Work, 3-5 Aug 2020, Online.

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The COVID-19 pandemic means governments have advised citizens to engage in “social distancing” measures, which include working from home. Many people have had to learn how to work from home and develop effective strategies in a very short period. This especially rapid move to remote working is unprecedented, so we do not know how this shift is affecting people’s working lives. We developed a mixed-methods survey and a series of in-depth interviews, through which we investigated the new challenges for people in managing digital self-control, maintaining productivity and work-life balance that have surfaced during the COVID-19 crisis. We also catalogued the strategies participants adopted through the first stages of lockdown in response to these challenges. From this, we draw research and policy implications for supporting neophyte remote workers when managing digital self-control, productivity, and work-life balance during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: New Future of Work ; Conference date: 03-08-2020 Through 05-08-2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: covid-19, work life balance, working from home
Subjects: N200 Management studies
N600 Human Resource Management
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 13:13
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 15:48
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45905

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