Escaping the Cubicle: Exploring the Physical Work Environment of the Home

Elizabeth J Sander, Alannah Rafferty, Peter J. Jordan

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Abstract

A rise in contingent work, the increasing real estate costs for organizations, technological advances, and more recently, restrictions on movement emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a sharp increase in the number of employees working from home. These have significant implications
for individuals, organizations, and society. Yet the physical work environment within the home has received little attention from scholars. Research on traditional office settings indicates that the physical environment influences a range of well-being and performance outcomes, indicating a critical need for researchers to consider the impact of the physical work environment at home. To address this issue, the authors briefly summarize the effects of the physical work environment and review existing research
on working from home. They then propose directions for future research and emerging methodologies to undertake this research. Finally, they detail the practical implications that these changes bring for individuals, organizations, and society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Remote Work and Worker Well-Being in the Post-COVID-19 Era
EditorsDaniel Wheatley, Irene Hardill, Sarah Buglass
Place of Publication9781799867548
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter11
Pages181-201
ISBN (Electronic)9781799867562
ISBN (Print)9781799867555
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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