Remote workers’ wellbeing in the age of COVID-19

  • Clara Caldeira UFPA
  • Leticia S. Machado UFPA
  • Marcelo G. Perin FGV
  • Cleidson R. B. de Souza UFPA


Social isolation measures used worldwide to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 led many office workers to work remotely with little notice. While researchers have studied remote collaboration for more than two decades, the scale and context of remote work during a pandemic is unprecedented and has changed personal and work dynamics. In this paper, we discuss a survey study investigating the impact of remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil, informed by Olson & Olson's framework for distributed collaboration. We report preliminary findings from this study, focusing specifically on workers' wellbeing. Our results suggest that the main factors influencing workers' well beings are Common Ground Challenges, Collaboration Readiness, Collaboration Technology Readiness, Organizational Management, and Interruptions.


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CALDEIRA, Clara; MACHADO, Leticia S.; PERIN, Marcelo G.; SOUZA, Cleidson R. B. de. Remote workers’ wellbeing in the age of COVID-19. In: PESQUISAS EM ANDAMENTO - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE SISTEMAS COLABORATIVOS (SBSC), 16. , 2021, Evento Online. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2021 . p. 117-124. DOI: