Psychological Impacts of Remote Working Under Social Distancing Restrictions

Oliver Baumann*, Elizabeth J Sander

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in a swift and dramatic global shift in the location of work for many employees. Organizations around the world have implemented remote work arrangements to allow continuity of service while conforming with social distancing requirements. As a result of ongoing uncertainty regarding the current and future pandemics, reduced costs associated with housing employees remotely, and survey results suggesting employees are reluctant to return to a primarily office-based work model, many organisations are implementing ongoing remote arrangements for their employees. This chapter provides a review of current research on the psychological effects of remote working. Recommendations are made regarding future research directions across various remote work environments that will enhance understanding of the psychological effects of remote work under social distancing.

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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
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781799867562
ISBN (Print)9781799867548, 9781799867555, 1799867544
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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