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Impact of Covid-19 on Preferences of Working from Home in Different Industries: Comparison between Genders

Vol 10 , Issue 2 , July - December 2021 | Pages: 17-24 | Research Paper  

https://doi.org/10.69711/sharda.ijmir.v10i2.2103


Author Details ( * ) denotes Corresponding author

1. * Santhi Narayanan, Assistant Professor, School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India (santhi.narayanan@sharda.ac.in)

Covid 19 transformed the workplace, altering the physical workspaces to a virtual model, i.e., Work from Home ('WFH') mode. This shift created new issues for companies never dealt with before, like increased spending on the safety of their employees and a decline in the interest of the human resource at work. In this context, the study compares the preferences to work from home among different genders among 174 respondents belonging to different sectors using descriptive research. The comparison between different sectors indicates that preferences depend on the sectors. The study's limitations are that the respondents are from persons who are known acquaintances, as going out and interviewing the was difficult due to the prevailing situation of COVID-19. To adapt to the changing workplace, organizations need to adopt flexible policies to improve employee work experience to accommodate both works from home and physically working employees.

Keywords

Covid-19, Workplace, Work from Home, Preference to work, Gender

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