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    STUDIA NEGOTIA - Issue no. 2 / 2022  
         
  Article:   POST PANDEMIC INSIGHTS ON ADVANTAGES AND CHALLENGES OF VIRTUAL WORK.

Authors:  ELISABETA BUTOI, VLADA ANDRONACHE.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  
DOI: 10.24193/subbnegotia.2022.2.01
Article history: Received 2 June 2022; Revised 15 June 2022; Accepted 22 June 2022;
Available online 30 June 2022; Available print 30 August 2022.
pp. 7-30

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The virtual work has been implemented in some areas more than others, and particularly in information and communication technology field several years before the pandemic. But, due to the lockdowns while the Covid-19 pandemic, imposed remote work was a new experience for many. This research examines, by the use of a survey, the benefits and the challenges of telework. The respondents confirmed those elements to specific degrees answering to the closed questions and mentioned their perspectives in the open questions. The study focuses on items concerning employees and employer while telecommuting, highlighting their work performance in terms of leading, communicating and accomplishing the tasks. Productivity, work-life balance, well-being, virtual leadership and communication, and the preference for future teleworking are some of the aspects detailed. The findings show correlations between those elements, the preference for continue virtual working is directly linked to work-life balance influenced by remote work productivity, time management efficiency, concentration capacity, and depending on safety and protection measures in the telework system.

Keywords: telework, virtual leadership, communication, work-life balance, well-being, WHO-5, working time, flexibility, feedback, Covid-19 pandemic

JEL Classification: M10, M54, M15
 
         
     
         
         
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