Study on Perceived Stress and Physical Stress associated with WFH during COVID 19 Pandemic
Keywords:Work from Home, Remote working, Stress and Mental health, Employees
Covid 19 changed the rulesof way corporate worldfunctioned months back. Normal was no more normal
for the people, cities andcountries of the world.The future of work arrived and people were compelled to
shift their offices at their home. Employees working in every industry adopted to this change whether it was
education or banking or IT or services or any other.
Present study investigates the stress and physicalhealth of the employees to adopted to this change and were
working from home during the pandemic. The questionnaire was used to seek inputs from the participants
on perception and feelings about work from home along with infrastructures issues at forefront, perceived
stress and physical stress. The collected data was analysed using SPSS. The study is based on primary data
and feedback collected from 228 professional working from home. Out of which there were 124 male and
104 female respondents.
The finding of the study is interesting revealing several aspects of work from home. Study revealed
infrastructure issues while working from home added to the stress levels, perception about work from home
was correlated to stress, female employees working from home found infrastructure more challenging than
The study implies changes in policies to make work from home work in favour of employees and thereby for
employers. Organisations will have to adopt to newer ways of taking care of employee’s wellbeing.
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