Print ISSN: 2204-1990

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Keywords : work from home


Sunitha K.S; Nikita Gopal

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 4, Pages 22-31
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.04.005

In recent years, there has been increasing focus about how to adjust work and life responsibilities in both scholastic and political discussions. Work from home is one activity that has been advanced as a method of improving the work–life balance [1]. Considering this evidence this paper examines the work-life balance experiences of teachers who are working from home during the outbreak of Covid-19. Using the data from 72 teachers selected randomly from different educational institutions of Kerala, it explores the question of whether working (or not) from home improves or impairs teacher’s capacity to balance their work and life commitments. A Snowball sampling method is adopted for identifying respondents and Chi-square test is used for finding out the variable relationships. The outcomes of the study specify that working from home has a constructive impact on teacher’s work life Balance. In addition, the result also confirms that working from home certainly increases enthusiasm and satisfaction as teachers are getting more time to spend with their family. It is also found that the use of Information Technology tools in managing the life chores has a significant relationship with Work Life Balance

Breaking down the work from home mindset in a new normal way


Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 1168-1175
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2021.27.03.158

With the shocking arrival of Covid, work from Home or Telework has become a buzzword now. The Global COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the world radically. The ridiculous appearance of the pandemic has brought about a spontaneous change in varying social statuses. New Complexities has been authored which were not there in the past, and therefore, business units are compelled to change the working styles. In the period of social separating and distant working, things have been changed a great deal. The business world in a state of uncertainty and fear are shifting to work from home, as it is the only way left for them in the quest for survival in the era of pandemic. Everyone is moving to telework, some are doing it in a planned manner with proper planning on the other hand others are doing it, because it seems the only left out in the situation of lockdown and isolation. Both the employers and the employees are trying to find out the optimum way out, but it will be too early to reach conclusion that telework is the optimum solution and it will be successful. Work from Home has its own intricacies. The perception of the employees and the employers may or may not change with time but one question is needed to be asked and that is, Is Work from is Home is better solution? Also, we need to know the perception of employees towards work from Home mode of performing Jobs. This Paper tries and evaluate the perception and point of view how the respondents felt about working from. The researcher also tried to have a clear understanding of supporting factors that have mad work from a more tolerable way of working and what works against working from home. 

Job satisfaction analysis of female Employees of IT Sector working from home during the pandemic of COVID-19 using interaction effect

Dr. Naim Shaikh; Kishor Pawar; Dr. Kishori Kasat; Dr. Abhijit Deshpande

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 2101-2108

Since the pandemic of Covid-19, working from home has become a new normal. A relative psychological feeling and understanding of an individual is job satisfaction. It varies depending on various factors that influence or contribute, such as physical, financial, technological, social, and psychological factors. The main goal of the research is to understand the difference in job satisfaction of urban working women from the IT sector in India in a pandemic situation based on two factors namely marital status and nature of family. The study was confined to the urban working women in the IT sector in the city of Pune, India.
This paper aims to study the impact of marital status and nature of family as a combined effect on the job satisfaction of female employees in the IT sector working from home during the pandemic situation of covid-19.
A questionnaire gathered primary data and the respondents were female IT sector employees in Pune. In this background the present study was undertaken to analyse job satisfaction of working women in the IT sector during a pandemic situation. The sample consists of 238 career women working in the IT Sector of Pune, India. The questionnaire was Circulated online through Google Form to 300 respondents and received 238 responses from them. The received data tested for data fitment and further interaction effect was found. The interaction effect results show that marital status and nature of family are significantly associated with job satisfaction of female working employees of the IT sector. It opens for a thought to start rethinking women employee job satisfaction in terms of formulating employee support programs to maintain their level of job satisfaction to enhance productivity.

Does Parental Work from Home Influence Development of Sleep Bruxism in Children


Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 1148-1154
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2020.26.02.160

Bruxism is a disorder characterized by grinding and clenching of teeth which may be due to various etiological factors. Though various etiological factors have been associated, the exact cause is known. Stress has been positively associated with bruxism. The prevalence of bruxism is seen to be high in children and reduces with age. The lockdown imposed due to COVID-19 has been stressful for children and parents with the introduction of work from home for parents. This study was initiated to find if work from home is a stress factor for children with bruxism. An online survey link was shared to 156 parents of 6–8-year-old children who visited the department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry. 111 parents responded to the survey. 71.2% of the parents found their children to be stressed of which 30.4% believed online classes and the lack of parental interaction due to work from home caused stress. 71.2% of the parents believed that consultation was necessary despite of lockdown. Within the limits of the study it has been found that work from home can be considered as a stress factor for children with sleep bruxism

Can The “New Normal” Cause Sleep Bruxism in Children-A Review


Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 1143-1147
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2020.26.02.159

COVID-19 has resulted in national lockdown in various countries which has resulted in most citizens of those countries to remain at home. With the lack of social interaction and increase of boredom, children are extremely prone to be irritated and agitated. This can result in bruxism which is clinically manifested by clenching of teeth. Though not life threatening, bruxism can result in various deleterious effects which can affect the quality of life of individuals. Many children who have bruxism have been known to continue the habit as they become adults, resulting in unwanted visits to the hospital. This can be possible only if doctors, parents and children have knowledge about bruxism. With stress and strain increasing during the spread of COVID-19, there is a high chance that most practioners and parents have missed out in identifying bruxism in children. Parents themselves have been found to be anxious and occupied with “work at home” which can result in them being occupied and paying less attention to their children as the workspace and home space have been merged into one area which was not so common before the emergence of COVID-19. Hence this review was undertaken to illustrate how various factors which have become the ‘new normal’ due to COVID-19 can result in sleep bruxism in children

A study on the challenges faced by hr professionals during pandemic and in post pandemic


Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 424-428
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2020.26.02.054

The terms 'Human resource management' and 'Human resources’ have generally supplanted the term 'personnel management' and furthermore consider it as a cycle which is associated with dealing with the associations. Human Resource Management is the way toward enlisting the up-and-comers, choosing the correct candidate for particular job, accepting representatives, providing orientation, training and development, assessing the presentation of workers, choosing remuneration and giving advantages, propelling workers, keeping up legitimate relations with workers and their worker's organizations, motivating employees , ensuring employees safety, welfare and health measures of the employees. The objectives of HR in an organisation are as follows: Understand the scope of human resource management (HRM),explain what human resource management is and how it relates to the management process. Many organisations are managing with the Covid-19 coronavirus widespread by ordering or empowering representatives work from domestic all over the world. As the coronavirus spreads, working from domestic is the unused typical for specialists. Representative help programs (EAPs) will be important sources of organizational bolster to help representatives going through challenging times and progress their well- being and resilience. Again, a look on the Net of Science uncovers exceptionally few thoughts about EAPs in Asian nations. This activated organizational reactions such as decentralizing their operations and moving workers out of base camp, particularly in the event that found in huge urban ranges. This in turn driven to organizations re-examining their recompense arrangements to superior reflect emolument levels related with the nearby work showcase. A survey has been collected from the HR professionals from various organisations regarding the various challenges that have been faced by them during pandemic and in post pandemic and to find out the most influencing factors among the various challenges.

Work from home experiences during COVID -19 pandemic among IT employees


Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 639-645
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2020.26.02.088

COVID-19 pandemic has enforced the concept Work from Home (WFH) into an officially mandated, strictly enforced rule. Now, the WFH concept is emerging from all sectors, from IT sectors to teaching sectors. WFH concept is new to the majority of the employees, as the COVID 19 has forced almost all the employees of all the sectors. As the employees are experiencing a new environment, this paper attempts to find out the experience of the employees in working from home during this pandemic. The study found that willingness to work from home is entirely influenced by their dependents at home like parents/partner/children, comfortable space at home, suitable environment at home and good internet connectivity..

Impact of work from home on employee wellbeing during pandemic


Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government, 2020, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 442-446
DOI: 10.47750/cibg.2020.26.02.057

The research paper title work from home: A study on wellbeing of employees during work from home during coronavirus pandemic. The main objective of the study is to know how the employee wellbeing is affected due to work from home. Especially in the IT industry the work life balance of the employees is affected badly. The descriptive research is used in this study as the research design and the sampling method is used as the convenience sampling. The size of the sample collected in this study is sixty (60) also the primary data is used. The statistical tools used in this study are frequency analysis, mean analysis and regression. Regression analysis is used to measure the wellbeing of the employees during COVID-19 pandemic. The components used to measure the impacts of work from home on employee wellbeing are work demands, home demands, work interfering with family, family interfering work and employee wellbeing. This analysis will be useful for the human resource managers to know the wellbeing of the employees during work from home.