Donati S, Viola G, Toscano F, Zappalà S. Not all remote workers are similar: Technology acceptance, remote work beliefs, and wellbeing of remote workers during the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(22).
Summary of the article:
This study aimed to identify if different groups have different beliefs about working from home using the Technology Acceptance Model.
This article provides food for thought when considering remote work as a proposed reasonable accommodation for clients returning to work after illness or injury. It highlights key aspects of organisations that should be considered when deliberating on the employer’s willingness or ability to establish a remote work option or adaptation. It also considers personal beliefs and situations which may impact on a client’s success, productivity and job satisfaction in working form home. Challenges and disadvantages also serve to inform our recommendations and the supports required to ensure the Remote Work RTW solution has the best chance of succeeding.