VIRTUAL WORK PRACTICES AND WORK SATISFACTION IN THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA


Okeoghene Avwerosuo Ekere , B. Chima Onuoha
management, University of Port Harcourt Business school
Abstract
COVID-19 has caused unprecedented challenges to human lives. Many governments have forced people to stay at home, leading to a radical shift from on-site to virtual working for many organizations. Advances in communication and information technology create new opportunities for organizations to build and manage virtual teams. Virtual work practices help in connecting multiple users with their surroundings. Oil and Gas Companies in Nigeria have adopted such interventions so that they can increase their contacts with the similar organizations worldwide. It has helped the leaders to monitor the work performances of the employees. This study attempts to explain the role of virtual work practice in building work satisfaction (work-life balance and environmental condition). Data was collected through a questionnaire on a five-point Likert scale from 98 respondents by using purposive and snowballing sampling techniques. Correlation and regression analysis were used to test hypotheses. Results showed that virtual work practices had a strong positive significant relationship with work satisfaction. Hence, the study concludes that virtual work practice has a positive relationship with work satisfaction (work-life balance and environmental condition) and thus recommends that firms should give more attention to virtual work practices to facilitate employee’s performance and boast work satisfaction.
Keywords: Virtual Work Practice, Work Satisfaction, Work-Life Balance, Information Technology, Environmental Condition
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Climate and Resource Economic Review (CRER)

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Published on : 2021-10-15

Vol : 9
Issue : 7
Month : October
Year : 2021
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