The effect of working from home (WFH) during MCO on work productivity

Roslinah Mahmud and Beatrice Lim Fui Yee and Khairul Hanim Pazim and Noor Faziedah Chun Lee and Kasim Mansur (2020) The effect of working from home (WFH) during MCO on work productivity.

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Abstract

COVID-19 has led to dramatic changes like work and how work can be performed. Among various options, a flexible work arrangement allows workers to work from home (WFH) as a form of work continuity in times of crisis. To curb Covid-19 in Malaysia, the Government imposed Movement Control Order from 18 March 2020. The Movement Control Order has halted all non-essential economic activities in the country. The restrictions also forced the temporary closure of schools, higher education institutions (HEIs) and all government and private premises. Overnight, workers were forced to work from home. The main objective of this study is to investigate the effects and factors of WFH on employees’ productivity during the crisis. Based on the literature review, there is a positive effect WFH towards employees’ productivity and the factors that influence the relationship are demographics, the nature of the work, and technology. The findings will add to the limited literature on the impact of WFH on work productivity and work-life balance.

Item Type: Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employee , WFH , Productivity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2021 03:13
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2021 03:13
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/27628

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