International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies


:: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies

ISSN 2228-9860
eISSN 1906-9642


Vol.12(10) (2021)

  • Impacts of Remote Working on Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Omar A. Baakeel (Department of Human Resources Management, College of Business at Alkamil, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA).

    Disciplinary: Management Science (HRM).

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    doi: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2021.196

    Keywords: Job effectiveness; Employee engagement; Employee productivity; COVID-19 teleworking; Work from home (WHM); Employee working at home; Online communication; Remote Working (RW).

    This study investigates the impacts and influences of remote working on employees during the coronavirus pandemic, in terms of communication, job effectiveness, and employee engagement and productivity. Data were collected from participants from different sectors and industries in three regions in Saudi Arabia. The study’s findings revealed that remote working significantly impacted communication, job effectiveness, and employee productivity. However, the impacts of remote working on employee engagement were insignificant which could be a result of neglecting activities that encourage employee engagement by the organization because of the nature of working remotely. This research presents two contributions. First, this article enhances the literature on remote working and employees during crises or pandemics. Second, it reveals that remote working could be applied to run daily operations when implementing the appropriate strategies and infrastructure.

    Paper ID: 12A10G

    Cite this article:

    Baakeel, O. A. (2021). Impacts of Remote Working on Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 12(10), 12A10G, 1-14.


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