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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 366-369

Perceived advantages and disadvantages of work from home in IT professionals

1 MBBS Student, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, LTTMC & GH, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, MNR Medical College and MNR Education Trust, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Sagar Karia
Department of Psychiatry, OPD 21, New OPD Building, 2nd Floor, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aip.aip_29_22

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Background: Work from home (WFH) was faced with new challenges for many of them. Aims and Objectives: The aim is to investigate IT professional's experiences of WFH during the pandemic and to identify the main factors of advantages and disadvantages of WFH. Materials and Methods: An online survey was conducted among IT professionals by sending Google forms to them wherein demographic, professional details were collected and questions regarding advantages and disadvantages of WFH were asked. Results: 61.4% of individuals were males and 38.6% were females with mean age of 29.82 ± 4.25 years. The main advantages of WFH were flexible work timings and reduction in traveling time and costs by employees. Disadvantages perceived were mainly extending working hours and loss of professional and personal life balance. Conclusions: This survey suggests that WFH is advantage to employees and it can be enhanced for increasing productivity by overcoming the disadvantages to a maximal extent possible.

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