Home sweet home: working from home and employee performance during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK

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Author: Deole, Sumit S.; Deter, Max; Huang, Yue

Abstract:

In 2020, the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic forced governments in many countries to ask employees to work from home (WFH) where possible. Using representative data from the UK, we show that increases in WFH frequency are associated with a higher self-perceived productivity per hour and an increase in weekly working hours among the employed. The WFH-productivity relationship is stronger for employees residing in regions worse affected by the pandemic and those who previously commuted longer distances, while it is weaker for mothers with childcare responsibilities. Also, we...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Performance; Employment; Labour market

Keywords: Work at home; Productivity; Hours of work; Family; Labour policy; Policy implications; Economic conditions

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Essen, Germany: Global Labor Organization (GLO), 2021

Physical description: 35 p.

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Also called: Home sweet home: working from home and employee performance during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic in the UK

Series: GLO discussion paper series; no. 791

Resource type: Working paper

Document number: TD/TNC 146.222

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