Remote work and human resources challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic scenario: the cases of Italy and Portugal

Margarida Piteira, Sara Cervai, Rosana Duarte, Kiall Hildred, Joana Carneiro Pinto

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This study presents the preliminary results of a European project (EURECA) being carried out in Italy and Portugal. One of its aims is to understand the role of remote work arising from the recent pandemic. The question that drove this research was: What is the role of remote work resulting from the emergent changes of the 2019 pandemic scenario in Portuguese and Italian organisations?. Case studies were used as the methodological approach, and the qualitative and inductive work directed the research, guided by the assumptions of practice-based theory. Thus, interviews were conducted with human resource managers and/or directors of companies/public institutions. So far, the sample comprises 16 organisations. The results show that before the crisis, which lasted about two years, most organisations did not engage in remote work. Afterwards, human resources practices had to adapt to this new reality, and hybrid work (a combination of remote and face-to-face work) is currently present in most of the organisations studied. New challenges are also appearing in this area, including new information systems, career management, and training and performance evaluation, among others. Hence, this new model of work design also brings new challenges to organisations and management. The implications pressing issue are several: practical (for management and organisations); theoretical (new inputs on HR practices, remote working and change management); and methodological (reinforcing the importance of case studies and practice-based theory in a comparative analysis of the Portuguese and Italian contexts). Avenues for further research are also proposed.

Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitriãoProceedings of the 24th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2023
EditoresFlorinda Matos, Alvaro Rosa
Local da publicaçãoReading
EditoraAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Páginas1074-1083
Número de páginas10
ISBN (eletrónico)9781914587795
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 5 set. 2023
Evento24th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2023 - Lisbon
Duração: 7 set. 20238 set. 2023

Série de publicação

NomeProceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM
Volume2
ISSN (impresso)2048-8963
ISSN (eletrónico)2048-8971

Conferência

Conferência24th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2023
País/TerritórioPortugal
CidadeLisbon
Período7/09/238/09/23

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