Remote Work and Worker Well-Being in the Post-COVID-19 Era: Impacts, Challenges, and Opportunities

Remote Work and Worker Well-Being in the Post-COVID-19 Era: Impacts, Challenges, and Opportunities

Daniel Wheatley (University of Birmingham, UK), Irene Hardill (Northumbria University, UK) and Sarah Buglass (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
ISBN13: 9781799867548|ISBN10: 1799867544|EISBN13: 9781799867562|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6754-8

Description

Although challenging in the current climate, embracing flexible modes of work such as working at home – including relevant investment in technology to enable this – will not only deliver potential organizational benefits but also increase the adaptability of the labour market in the short and longer term. Although perhaps not the central concern of many in the current climate, ‘good’ home-based work is achievable and perhaps even a solution to the current work-based dilemma created by COVID-19, and should be a common goal for individuals, organisations and society. This edited book explores the multifaceted realities of remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting on working routines, impacts to worker and organizational performance and well-being, as well as considering the ways in which these developments may change modes of work into the future.

This publication will be timely given the focus on the rapid expansion of remote working in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The content of the book will progress understanding and raise awareness of the benefits and challenges faced by large-scale movements to remote working, considering the wide array of different ways in which the large-scale movement to remote working is impacting our working lives and the economy. As the book will be multi-disciplinary, it will have impact in a number of academic disciplines including economics, human resource management, psychology and social policy. The book will act as a comprehensive reference, and will inform scholars and practitioners on the ways in which remote working can be employed effectively as well as the range of challenges faced in its operation.

This edited book will draw together the latest research on remote working and its impacts, and as such has a clear relevance to academic audiences. It could also have wider use for workers given the highly relevant nature of the content included in the edited book. The book will not have a direct textbook focus, but elements of the book could be used in more advanced teaching and learning activities.

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