COPING WITH POST COVID-19: CAN WORK FROM HOME BE A NEW NORM?

Nur Afiqah Akmal Abdullah, Noor Hanim Rahmat, Fatin Zafirah Zawawi, Muhammad Adib Nazhan Khamsah, Afiqah Humaira Anuarsham

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The ever-advancing world of technology has made it possible for people to work from home and this has affected the way people, especially employees work. It has also benefitted them during this difficult time of pandemic. Working from home which is also known as teleworking is when employees carry out their organisational responsibilities remotely such as in their homes instead of the norm of working in the office. Previous studies have only discussed the topic theory wise, but the feelings or views of employees on the topic have not been thoroughly studied. The purpose of this study is to explore the advantages and disadvantages of working from home from the employees' perspectives. Specifically, this quantitative study investigates how employees feel about working from home in the aspects of family values, increase of performance, isolation, and disrupt work-life balance. A survey via Google Form using Likert scales was used as the instrument which was answered by 110 respondents. Findings revealed that a majority of the respondents agreed that working from home has more advantages than the disadvantages and this showed that working from home brings more convenience for the employees.

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working from home, employee, organisation, family values, performance, isolation, work-life balance

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