Evaluation of workplace environment, worker satisfaction and productivity when working from home for covid-19 control

Tokumura Tomoko, Takahashi Hiroki, Kuwayama Kinuko, Wada Kazuki, Kuroki Tomohiro, Takahashi Mikio, Akiyama Yukiho, Takahashi Shusuke, Shinoda Jun, Nakagawa Jun, Tanabe Shin-Ichi

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Abstract

As a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, telecommuting has been recommended by many companies since March 2020 in Japan. The purpose of this study is to clarify the impact of working from home on the individual satisfaction and productivity of workers. In this paper, trends in workplace environment and workers subjective evaluation of working from home and at the office were investigated. As a result of the survey, the satisfaction level for indoor environmental quality was improved at home. On the other hand, the degree of satisfaction with interpersonal communication was significantly lower at home than at work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-450
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume86
Issue number783
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Activity based working
  • Communication
  • Environmental Satisfaction
  • Questionnaire Survey
  • Working from home
  • Workplace productivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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