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The courage to continue to perform during the global pandemic: A study about the outcomes of Covid-19 on employee productivity
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
2021 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in important changes for employees', hence this research investigated how the changed working conditions, as working remotely during the Covid-19 crisis has affected the productivity of employees. The study aimed to generate new knowledge on how this new working style impacts employee’s productivity and whether to implement this in the future. This study contributes to filling the research gap on how Covid-19 has affected employee productivity in an internationally operating organization.

The theory section aimed to integrate different parts of relevant and important literature about the chosen topic. Information about working remotely, employee productivity, and factors affecting productivity were provided in this section. The theory section aims to explain employee productivity and how this has been affected by working remotely. To answer the research question: How has remote work during Covid-19 affected employee productivity in an international organization? a quantitative research approach was adopted to collect the primary data. Given the nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, many organizations have implemented remote work policies. The linear regression model was conducted to measure the study hypothesis which is based on independent variables, work environment, employee commitment, and organizational support on the dependent variable employee productivity. The result of the regression model revealed that there is no statistically significant relationship between chosen independent and dependent variables. Consequently, it is not possible to assume that employees have been negatively affected during Covid-19. 

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2021. , p. 60
Keywords [en]
Covid-19, Employee productivity, Remote work, effectiveness, work environment, employee commitment, and organizational support
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-16872Local ID: EXD951OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-16872DiVA, id: diva2:1582176
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Business administration
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Internationellt företagande, magisterprogram i företagsekonomi
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Available from: 2021-08-20 Created: 2021-07-29 Last updated: 2021-08-20Bibliographically approved

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