Degree

Master of Science in Computer Science

Faculty / School

School of Mathematics and Computer Science (SMCS)

Department

Department of Computer Science

Date of Submission

2021-06-30

Advisor

Dr. Abdul Basit Shaikh, Visiting Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi

Project Type

MSCS Survey Report

Abstract

In the early months of 2020, the current novel coronavirus outbreak, Covid-19, forced national governments across the globe to order people to work from home. To work from home, some changes were required in the current norms of working. Work would only be possible from home, with assistance from technology. This paper discusses the need of working from home, and how technology has helped us work from home, away from the offices and all our colleagues. A questionnaire devised with the help of an international survey created some results which deduce important points regarding work from home in Pakistan.

Notes

This study contains some limitations which should be known before using the data for future researches. The survey was conducted using a non-probabilistic sample of respondents. Also, the answers given by the respondents were their own opinions and shaped by the conditions they were imposed when they were working from home. Many respondents might have worked from home during some time and could’ve been working from office when they were responding to the questionnaire. The answers were provided in accordance to what they felt when they were working from home.

The survey took place in 2021, after a year of the pandemic, and it was compared with a survey which took place in March-May 2020, when the fear of COVID-19 pandemics was at its highest.

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