Due to COVID-19, companies were forced to adopt new work processes, and reduce modern work environments such as collaboration spaces. Pro-fessionals from many fields were forced to work remotely, almost over-night. Little is known about the impact of such non volunteer, long-term remote work on productivity, stress, and other key aspects of work perfor-mance. To further our understanding of the impacts of this situation and re-mote work in general, we conducted an exploratory study by studying 28 knowledge work professionals (researchers, software developers, interior designers, service designers, and development consultants) from the view-point of perceived productivity and aspects affecting it in this unusual set-ting. Early results showed the positive influence of self-efficacy and team-work on productivity during the remote work, while no moderating effect of measured physical stress on productivity either through the intrinsic or so-cial factor was present.
Virtaneva, Mikko; Feshchenko, Polina; Hossain, Abrar; Kariluoto, Antti; Himmanen, Joonas; Kaitila, Pasi; Kultanen, Joni; Kemell, Kai-Kristian; and Abrahamsson, Pekka, "COVID-19 Remote Work: Body Stress, Self-Efficacy, Teamwork, and Perceived Productivity of Knowledge Workers" (2021). 12th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems. 8.