Working during the pandemic: from resistance to revolution?


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Author: Colley, Linda; Williamson, Sue


The 2020 pandemic compelled people to work from home, transforming the world of work. We considered it essential to understand how this form of working was undertaken on a large scale. We aimed to identify the experiences of a key group of employees - those working in the Australian Public Service (APS) - during the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Around 6,000 APS employees responded to our survey, including nearly 1,400 managers. The key message was the overwhelmingly positive experience of managers and employees, realising the benefits of working from home...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Participation; Management; Outcomes; Policy

Keywords: Survey; Employees; Managers; Work organisation; Work at home; Barrier; Public sector; Productivity; Job satisfaction; Work life balance; Wellbeing; Perception; Attitude; Employer employee relationship; Employment practice; Organisation behaviour; Economic conditions; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: UNSW Canberra Public Service Research Group and CQUniversity, 2020

Physical description: 28 p.

Access item: - Working From Home Report_Final (1).pdf

Related items: TD/TNC 148.867

A related report, 'Working during the pandemic: the future of work is hybrid', is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 148.867.

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 142.164

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