講座：Sticking to Morning Routines While Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
題 目：Sticking to Morning Routines While Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
嘉 賓：Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Yukun Liu, Curtin University
主持人：李欣欣 助理教授 上海交通大學
時 間：2020年11月13日（周五） 10:00-11:30
地 點：線上ZOOM平臺 (校內師生如需獲取會議號和密碼，請于11月11日中午12點前發送電郵至orgmgt@acem.sjtu.edu.cn)
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of workers to stay at home and work remotely. With demands, interruptions, and hassles presented in home offices, many workers all over the world are finding themselves struggling with working from home, realizing the difficulty in meeting performance goals and maintaining well-being. In the face of working-from-home challenges, workers have been recommended to develop a morning routine and stick to it, in the hope that such a morning routine may help them to work more efficiently. In the current research, we develop and validate a measure of morning routine and examine the benefits and costs of it through an experience sampling study among 103 European remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We found that sticking to a morning routine, on the one hand, related positively to work engagement and job satisfaction and negatively to interruptions; on the other hand, however, related positively to both workload and emotional exhaustion. Taking a gender role perspective, we further found that for male workers, sticking to a morning routine was consistently beneficial to their work effectiveness; whereas for female workers, albeit it also promoted their work effectiveness, it came at a cost of increased workload and emotional exhaustion. I discuss the findings and implications of this research.
Yukun Liu is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University, Australia. He received his PhD in Management and Organizations from the National University of Singapore in 2017. His research focuses primarily on work design and employee well-being, with a special interest in how certain characteristics of one’s work influence his or her work effectiveness and well-being. His other research interests include recovery, emotions in the workplace, work-family issues, managerial decision-making, etc. Some of his work has been published in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Academy of Management Annals, Human Relations, etc. He stands on the editorial board for Human Relations and serves as an Ad-Hoc reviewer for Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organizational Behavior, etc.