A Systematic Review on the Impact of Remote Work on Employee Engagement

Authors

  • Hafsa Fatima BS Scholar of Applied Psychology, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan Author
  • Zartashia Kynat Javaid Lecturer, Department of Applied Psychology, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan Author
  • Zainab Arshad BS Scholar of Applied Psychology, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan Author
  • Maryam Ashraf BS Scholar of Applied Psychology, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan Author
  • Hina Batool BS Scholar of Applied Psychology, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61506/01.00306

Keywords:

Remote work, employee engagement, productivity, work-life balance, organizational support, systematic review

Abstract

The aim of this study is to better identify how remote work affects employee engagement. This systematic review looks at the advantages and challenges of remote work in a diversity of industries and organizational settings. An extensive review of the literature was done, with an emphasis on research papers released between 2018-2024. 20 peer-reviewed studies were chosen adhering to strict inclusion criteria. This review assessed the methods used to quantify the impact of remote work on employee engagement, the research designs and sampling data that are used, and the primary findings that can be drawn using these studies. Flexibility, employment satisfaction, and productivity all increase with remote work. It does, however, also present several serious difficulties, such as a decline in social connection, obstacles to communication, and problems with work-life balance. If these elements are not effectively managed, employee engagement may suffer. As a dependent variable, employee engagement was studied in two thirds of the research. The study found that employee engagement is complexly impacted by remote employment. Telecommuting can increase autonomy and enjoyment, but it also has substantial drawbacks, including the possibility of isolation and the absence of physical presence. Robust communication strategies and supportive organizational policies are essential for the success of remote working. This research offers valuable insights for creating healthy work environments and helps understand how remote work effects on employee engagement in organizations.

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2024-06-01

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Fatima, H. ., Javaid, Z. K. ., Arshad, Z. ., Ashraf, M. ., & Batool, H. . (2024). A Systematic Review on the Impact of Remote Work on Employee Engagement. Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE), 13(2), 117-126. https://doi.org/10.61506/01.00306

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