The extent to which the employee's performance was affected while working remotely during Covid-19 "A theoretical and analytical study"

Muhannad Nafea Salim Alsaedi


The development of technology has led to the spread of remote work by enabling employees to complete their tasks from their homes. With the spread of the Corona epidemic, most companies were forced to use remote work, in whole or in part, to complete their business and maintain the continuity of their work. This research aims to find out the extent to which the employee's performance during remote work was affected by the Corona pandemic and to analyze the studies that dealt with this topic. To know the impact of remote work on employee performance. The research adopted the descriptive analytical approach, by examining the theoretical aspect of this topic, including previous studies that dealt with it. In addition to applying a SWOT analysis on three studies in this field to analyze its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks. The results of this research, in the theoretical aspect, concluded that remote work has positive effects on the employee and his performance, the institution, and society as well. As it can facilitate the employee to reach the balance between work and life, increase his productivity, adapt to it easily, and reduce work problems. The study also concluded that remote work may become necessary while facing some circumstances, so institutions must prepare for it by raising the awareness of their employees and training them adequately. While the results of the analytical shows the importance of paying attention to the research methodology, as the use of statistical tools can strengthen and support the research. The small sample size and its bias are considered as weakness for research. By expanding the boundaries and scope of the research, it is possible to obtain opportunities to strengthen the research, while its main risks lie in the difficulty of repeating the study due to the lack of proven reliability.


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