There has been a large increase in telework due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The economist is one of the professions that has had the opportunity for this transition from office work to telework. Teleworking presents challenges to the employee and his motivation.
The purpose of this study is to contribute to the understanding of how economists have experienced the transition from traditional office work to telework and how it has affected their work motivation.
To achieve the purpose of the study, a qualitative method was used where ten accounting economists in southern Sweden were interviewed. The empiric was then analyzed in connection with Self-determination theory and Herzberg's two-factor theory to answer the questions.
The study shows that there has been a major change in the work environment for accounting economists in teleworking. It has shown a great impact on the work environment and thus on motivation, where internal motivational factors were of greater importance when working at a distance.
|Date of Award||2021-Sep-03|
|Supervisor||Heléne Tjärnemo (Supervisor) & Caroline Pontoppidan (Examiner)|
- Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics
Courses and Subjects
- Accounting and auditing
- 15 HE credits
Swedish Standard Keywords
- Business Administration (50202)
- remote work
- work from home
- work motivation