The pandemic has forced many firms to adopt remote work practices. However, recent surveys show that remote work productivity is mixed. Primary negative factors against productivity are digital and non-digital distractions at home. Considering that IT professionals heavily rely on digital devices, how is their remote work productivity affected by digital and non-digital distractions? The survey data from 60 IT professionals shows that IT professionals’ productivity is not significantly affected by digital distractions compared to those in their office work. On the other hand, non-digital distractions at home lower their productivity. However, their work/life goal commitment counters distractions at home. Implications and future research agendas are discussed.
Nakayama, Makoto; Chen, Charlie C.; and Au, Yoris
"Digital and Non-Digital Distractions for IT Professionals’ Remote Work,"
Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS): Vol. 2022:
2, Article 3.
DOI: DOI: 10.17705/3jmwa.000076
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jmwais/vol2022/iss2/3