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Work from Home: the Modus Operandi during COVID-19
Abhilash Mishra, Ankita Agarwal and Varun Agarwal
Work-from-home, Evolution, Covid-19, IT sector, productivity
As whole world has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic companies are slowly trying to get back on track. India went to 21 days of complete lockdown disrupting lives of billions of people. Gone are the days when people used to get up and rush to their office. As Govt. has prioritized social distancing norms and asked people to stay at home to curb the virus infections, company have asked their employees to work from home. It has become an essential mode of survival for both employee and employer. This pandemic isn’t going to end very soon as per researcher so work from home seems to be carried on for a long time. With the number of COVID-19 positive cases hitting almost 12000 per day and India being currently 4th worst hit country by the pandemic situation looks too grim at present. This paper focuses on evolution of work from home, its effect on productivity. It also tries to make out a brief comparison about how the work from home mode has grown during the pandemic. This paper also throws some light on the benefits and challenges during work from home and finally future implications. The researcher has also thrown some lights on the current scenario of work from home in India and also the impact of COVID-19 on the IT sector.
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