NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2022, Book 1

Sociology and Healthcare

REMOTE WORK AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE: EXPERIENCE FROM COVID-19 IN A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

Dr. Sumita Rai, Dr. Eszter Megyeri, Gabriella Tabajdi

ABSTRACT

Covid-19 impacted the whole globe in a major way, leaving an impact on the economy, physical health, and mental health of the population. Remote work was an option to manage workplace productivity. This paper explores the impact of remote work on work-life balance, and also highlights how inhibition and use of technology have created certain positive and negative advantages. On the basis of the literature review and findings, we provide propositions. In the future exploratory research is required to prove the directions of the propositions.
Remote work is not a new concept, but after covid-19 it become a necessity, therefore this paper provides insight into how future workplaces need to maintain a balance in terms of technology and human aspects to enhance productivity. It also provides the relationship between remote work and work-life balance in a cross-cultural context like India and Hungary.

KEYWORDS

Work-life Balance; Remote work; ICT Technology; India; Hungary

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2022, Book 1,Volume 5, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-27-0, DOI paper 10.32008/NORDSCI2022/B1/V5/18, Pages 193 - 200 pp