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


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

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  • The Challenges of Work from Home and Strategies Adopted by Quantity Surveyors During Covid-19 Period

    Sin Yoong Loke, Izyan Yahaya (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, MALAYSIA).

    Discipline:Quantity Surveying

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    doi: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2023.7

    Keywords:Work From Home (WFH); COVID-19; Quantity Surveyor; Challenges; Employers' strategies; Employees' strategies; Consultant Firms; Construction

    Covid-19 has significantly impacted the work operation of construction stakeholders in various ways. Quantity Surveyors too were not exempted from the crisis. Despite the difficulty faced, they have to carry out their work from home during the succession of movement control orders (MCO) in order to survive. This study aims to investigate the challenges and strategies adopted by the Malaysian Quantity Surveyors during the lockdown period to better understand their work-from-home practices. The data was collected through a questionnaire survey. The findings revealed that health, work-life conflict and loneliness are the main challenges faced by quantity surveyors. The finding also shows that both employers and employees have significant roles in ensuring WFH issues are effectively managed. The findings provide insights for quantity surveyor employers to better understand their employees' needs and adjust organizational policies to accommodate WFH when necessary.

    Paper ID: 14A1G

    Cite this article:

    Loke, S.Y. and Yahaya, I. (2023). The Challenges of Work from Home and Strategies Adopted by Quantity Surveyors During Covid-19 Period. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 14(1), 14A1G, 1-10. http://TUENGR.COM/V14/14A1G.pdf DOI: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2023.7


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