Occupational Stress and Employee Performance: How Covid-19 Revolutionized All We Thought We Knew
Keywords:work stress, occupational stress, remote working, employee performance, COVID-19
Despite the ongoing spread of the new COVID-19 pandemic, only a few studies have been conducted on the stress induced by this epidemic. Many businesses find it difficult to maintain acceptable levels of staff performance in the face of uncertain situations like the COVID-19. This study provides important insights into the impact of epidemics on employee performance by examining the characteristics of reported epidemic fears. The investigation can identify the issues from a broad perspective and more clearly outline the issues of concern after acquiring basic data. For business, job stress has become a major concern since it may lead to lower productivity, higher absences from the workplace, and other issues for workers. COVID-19's global proliferation has resulted in a number of severe and unwelcome consequences for human health. Through a review of existing literature and employing qualitative methodologies, we want to shed light on how employees who work from their offices or work remotely in risky environments, such as those affected by the COVID-19 virus, might better deal with the stress that comes from these intense situations. Employees and employers alike face new challenges and opportunities as a result of companies being forced to make difficult decisions about whether or not to keep, send home, or allow remote work. We decided to conduct this research since it is a novel and complicated problem, and because stress at work may occur anywhere which, among others, were the motivator factors. Occupational health has risen in importance over the last few decades, and this research aimed to demonstrate just how essential it has become. Stress is a constant and inescapable threat to organizational and personnel productivity in today's world. Employers and workers alike may benefit from stress-reduction strategies, which include methods for preventing, combating, and managing excessive and unnecessary stress.
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