Project Overview

Given the challenges that the world is facing due to COVID-19 pandemic, telecommuting clearly raises as one of the best alternatives to prevent unnecessary social contact. Nevertheless, European countries – and specifically Portugal – were unprepared for having their major percentage of workforce remotely and had to rapidly adapt to this work configuration without proper anticipation, infrastructures and guidelines for promoting both working and monitoring work activities (from the leaders’ side). Thus, the Work @ Home project aims to analyse the work relations of workers and team leaders who suddenly were challenged to face telecommuting, even if not prepared or “equipped” with the appropriated competencies. Moreover, by approaching this reality and analysing the perceptions of these workers, we intend to help them and their companies to understand how to overcome the presented challenge.