Adapting to the Enforced Remote Work in the Covid 19 Pandemic

Liana Razmerita, Armin Peroznejad, Niki Panteli, Dan Kärreman

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Remote work provides an alternative method of working Remote work provides an alternative method of working for organisations, which in turn became a norm during the Covid-19 pandemic. In this, paper, we study adaptation practices introduced by both individuals and organisations as a way for managing the enforced remote work. The study draws upon 33 interviews collected over a year during different phases of the Covid 19 pandemic. We apply adaptation theory lenses to examine the adaptation process over time and new digital working practices. In our study, we extend technological practices by including organisational and behavioral practices. We approach adaptation as a way of coping with a radical change or dynamic situation and building resilience. Based on the data analysis, we expend the adaptation theory in relation to different forms of adaptation to new remote work practices (e.g. at technological, organisational, and behavioural level).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th Bled eConference – Digital Support from Crisis to Progressive Change : June 27 – 30, 2021, Online Conference Proceedings
EditorsAndreja Pucihar, Mirjana Kljajić Borštnar, Roger Bons, Helen Cripps, Anand Sheombar, Doroteja Vidmar
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationMaribor
PublisherUniversity of Maribor
Publication date2021
ISBN (Electronic)9789612864859
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event34TH BLED eConference: Digital Support from Crisis to Progressive Change - Online
Duration: 27 Jun 202130 Jun 2021
Conference number: 34


Conference34TH BLED eConference
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  • Remote work
  • Adaptation theory
  • Covid-19
  • Digital work
  • knowledge work

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