New study to increase productivity at home office
During the corona pandemic, more and more people work from home, which affects not only the work situation but also health and productivity. Right now, a feasibility study is underway for a research project that will help employees and businesses to streamline the work situation at a home office for similar situations.
− We want to find out how the work situation has changed and how the situation has been handled, both from the individual but also from the business. The aim of the feasibility study is to be able to develop a framework for how to make the work situation more efficient at a home office, says Rachael Tripney Berglund, PhD student in innovation and design at MDH.
Working from home affects employees' physical and mental health. This in turn affects productivity and the balance between working life and well-being. Between June 8 and August 14, employees and businesses have the opportunity to share their experiences by answering a questionnaire. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and will be used as a basis for continued research to simplify the everyday lives of employees and businesses and prepare the community for similar situations in the future.
- Of course, we hope that as many people as possible want to answer the questionnaire so that we have a good basis to be able to help businesses in similar situations. We believe that many can recognize that there is a difference between working from home and being physically placed in their workplace, says Adesuwa Omorede, postdoc in innovation and design at MDH.
Rachael Tripney Berglund