The world is undergoing an unprecedented pandemic that has influenced every aspect of human lives. However, the pandemic also allows us to be prepared in the future for unexpected situations. Two master’s students from BI Norwegian Business School are now working on a quantitative research project to study how the pandemic has affected the business workplace and workforce, and they are inviting you to take part in their research by answering a short survey on the subject.
With your participation, the students will provide information that may help you in your efforts to achieve positive impacts on your employees and to come up with an answer for their research question:
"What are the strategies for the company to maintain and develop employee engagement and employee performance during uncertain events as COVID-19?".
The research is based on the Affective Events Theory, which explains how workplace incidents affect employees’ emotions and moods, which eventually influence job performance and engagement level. Their survey is intended for employees of cluster companies and will not be identifiable on company level. The responses are collected anonymously and stored confidentially.
Please share your thoughts and feelings by completing their five-minute survey, which you will find here.
The outcomes of the research will help:
- to understand employee’s emotions (optimism, burnout, and loneliness) in our current COVID-19 context (home office, job insecurity, social support, leader-member exchange, and job autonomy)
- to reveal the level of employee’s engagement, intention to leave and, self-rating performance
- to develop strategies on how to maintain and build employee engagement and performance