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Significant household factors that influence an IT employees’ job effectiveness while on work from home

Vivek Sridhar (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India)
Sanjay Bhattacharya (Department of HRM, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India)

International Journal of Innovation Science

ISSN: 1757-2223

Article publication date: 30 December 2020

Issue publication date: 22 January 2021

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to find out the significant factor/s relating to an information technology (IT) employee’s household that determines the job effectiveness of an employee.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach involves surveying IT employees from across levels of work-experience, companies and cities on household factors that affect their job effectiveness while they work from home and uses discriminant analysis to find out important factor/s that determines if an employee’s job effectiveness remains constant or is better at the workplace that at home.

Findings

The number of elderly staying in the house, age of the eldest member of the household, observable power cuts at home and number of cars owned by individuals were found to be significant factors affecting an IT employees’ job effectiveness.

Originality/value

The study targets a very niche area of the impact of household factors on an IT employee. The findings of this research enable IT organizations from India with insights and enable them to come up with innovative interventions to manage employees on a personalized basis to improve an employees’ job effectiveness and drive organizational effectiveness on a whole, during and post the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Acknowledgements

The authors wish to acknowledge the various employees who took part in the survey which helped the research to come up with valuable insights.

Funding: Self-funded.

Conflict of interest: There is no conflict of interest among the authors.

Ethical approval: Not applicable.

Citation

Sridhar, V. and Bhattacharya, S. (2021), "Significant household factors that influence an IT employees’ job effectiveness while on work from home", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 105-117. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIS-09-2020-0171

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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