Study examines differences in experiences for seasoned WFH staff, newbies

A study authored by Jason Foster (Athabasca University), Mojan Naisani Samani (McMaster University), Shelagh Campbell (University of Regina), and Scott Walsworth (University of Saskatchewan) examines the different experiences of postsecondary staff working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a study that involved seven Canadian postsecondary institutions, the researchers examined how the experiences differed for staff who had already been working from home compared to those who were new to it. They found four determinates of a successful work from home arrangement: the nature of the job, worker attributes, employer support, and domestic responsibilities. The study found that seasoned work from home employees had less stress and greater job productivity, while those who were primary care providers for a child dependent had diminished productivity and augmented stress. Report| Article Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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