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Working from home leads to better well-being, but often lower appraisal

Home workers experience less time pressure and feel better as a result. This appears from PhD research conducted by Maral Darouei, who defends her dissertation from home on 9 June.


Working from home

Working from home, which has been in the spotlights since the corona crisis, is an important part of Darouei’s research. What is the impact of the ‘New Way of Working’ on the well-being of employees?  And what are the implications for performance appraisals by line managers? Darouei’s research shows that on days when employees work from home, they feel less time pressure and experience fewer work-family conflicts. The next morning, this leads to a higher level of well-being in relation to work. Working from home can therefore contribute to a sustainable career. That said, working from home can also have adverse effects. Employees who regularly decide to work from home receive lower job performance appraisals, because their line manager feels that their work centrality (the importance people attach to their work) and their involvement in the organisation is lower. 

Darouei speaks about this in an interview (in Dutch) on BNR Nieuwsradio.

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