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Perspectives of Companies and Employees From The Great Place To Work (gptw) Ranking On Remote Work In Portugal: A Methodological Proposal
Traditionally, there have been many reasons and factors contributing to the disbelieve in remote work as a large-scale efficient work format. But with the social distancing imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work (RW) emerged as an adequate solution to continue labour at a large scale, even in the situations where remote work was unforeseeable and, in many cases, happened under inappropriate conditions. Despite some advantages, which are mainly identified by employees, there are other issues, pointed out by organizations, such as required technology infrastructure, HR train-ing, etc. In any case, opting for remote work present some gains and losses for both employers and employees. With the end of the mandatory confinement, organizations reorganized the work format and, in some cases, it consisted in restoring the previous one. At this point, many questions arise being important to evaluate the perspectives of both sides – workers and companies – as well as their perceptions retrieved from the RW during the Spring confinement period, to understand how was the transition period and preview the future in terms of RW becoming part of the work model or even the way the pandemic situation is influencing future changes in businesses models. To achieve that goal, exploratory survey-based research, and interviews will be carried out. The sample consists of the top 100 private companies of the Great Place To Work (GPTW) Portuguese ranking.