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COVID-19 Remote Work : Body Stress, Self-Efficacy, Teamwork, and Perceived Productivity of Knowledge Workers (2021)


Virtaneva, M., Feshchenko, P., Hossain, A., Kariluoto, A., Himmanen, J., Kaitila, P., Kultanen, J., Kemell, K.-K., & Abrahamsson, P. (2021). COVID-19 Remote Work : Body Stress, Self-Efficacy, Teamwork, and Perceived Productivity of Knowledge Workers. In E. Parmiggiani, A. Kempton, & P. Mikalef (Eds.), SCIS 2021 : Proceedings of the 12th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (Article 8). Association for Information Systems. https://aisel.aisnet.org/scis2021/8/


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All authors or editors: Virtaneva, Mikko; Feshchenko, Polina; Hossain, Abrar; Kariluoto, Antti; Himmanen, Joonas; Kaitila, Pasi; Kultanen, Joni; Kemell, Kai-Kristian; Abrahamsson, Pekka

Parent publication: SCIS 2021 : Proceedings of the 12th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems

Parent publication editors: Parmiggiani, Elena; Kempton, Alexander; Mikalef, Patrick

Place and date of conference: Online/ Orkanger, Norway, 9.-11.8.2021

ISBN: 978-82-303-5054-6

Publication year: 2021

Article number: 8

Publisher: Association for Information Systems

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://aisel.aisnet.org/scis2021/8/

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77889


Abstract

Due to COVID-19, companies were forced to adopt new work processes, and reduce modern work environments such as collaboration spaces. Professionals from many fields were forced to work remotely, almost overnight. Little is known about the impact of such non-volunteer remote work on productivity, stress, and other key aspects of work performance. To further our understanding of the impacts of this situation and remote work in general, we conducted an exploratory study by studying 28 knowledge work professionals (researchers, software developers, interior designers, service designers, and development consultants) from the viewpoint of perceived productivity and aspects affecting it in this unusual setting. Early results showed the positive influence of self-efficacy and teamwork on productivity during remote work, while no moderating effect of measured physical stress on productivity either through the intrinsic or social factor was present.


Keywords: knowledge work; teamwork; remote work; COVID-19; employees; well-being at work; stress (biological phenomena); independent initiative; productivity

Free keywords: perceived productivity; knowledge workers; remote work


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