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Identifying the factors affecting the effectiveness of ‘work from home’ among middle-level management

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T. H. B. M. Thirimanna ,

Brandix Apparel Solutions Ltd, LK
About T. H. B. M.
HR Executive
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U. M. Devadas

University Of Kelaniya Sri Lanka, LK
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Senior Lecturer, Department Of Human Resource Management, Faculty Of Commerce And Management Studies
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Abstract

Work from Home (WFH) concept gained much popularity and importance than earlier with the quarantine period during the COVID 19 pandemic. This resulted of a shift from traditional office-based work to the WFH concept. The researchers initiated the current study to identify the level of effectiveness of WFH and to identify the factors affecting the effectiveness of WFH among the middle-level management in the manufacturing industry and finally to identify the impact of those factors on the effectiveness of WFH. Researchers conducted this study as a cross-sectional, quantitative field study. Data were gathered from 127 middle-level management employees in selected manufacturing companies using a self-administered survey questionnaire. To analyze the data, descriptive statistics and regression analyses were conducted using IBM SPSS. The study results revealed that the level of effectiveness of WFH is considerably high among the middle-level employees of selected manufacturing companies. Further, the study found that organizational characteristics and job characteristics significantly impact on the effectiveness of WFH. Hence, to enhance the effectiveness it is recommended for practicing managers to pay much attention in arranging these factors when designing work from home work assignments.

How to Cite: Thirimanna, T. H. B. M., & Devadas, U. M. (2022). Identifying the factors affecting the effectiveness of ‘work from home’ among middle-level management. Journal of Business Studies, 8(1), 1–22. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jbs.v8i1.72
Published on 22 Sep 2022.
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