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Upon some challenges facing people management during distance working

Author(s): Marin Paunov
Subject(s): Economy, Business Economy / Management, Socio-Economic Research, Labour and Social Security Law
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: оrganizational culture; distance working; working from home; human resources management; Covid-19
Summary/Abstract: The current Covid-19 pandemic provoked alternative work arrangements and a large proportion of employees started to work from home. Despite the initial technological euphoria, this change started showing not positive, but serious negative phenomena in terms not only of organization and daily practices, but also of psychological and managerial nature. It brought a lot of new questions and problems concerning all soft management elements especially in the domains of corporate cultures, work motivation and individual psychological responses. This report provides an overview of some major issues of this type and offers ways of tackling them. While there is no doubt that the future will offer a lot more flexibility and various options for combined distant and office work arrangements, this article explains why the current extent of working from home should rather remain as a transitory element responding to the exceptional circumstances.