People's employment and personal life have
been shattered as a result of the pandemic (Venkatesh,
2020), much of which can be related to the abrupt
transition to WFH. WFH is currently considered as a
viable approach for reducing the risk of COVID-19
infection. The investigators used an online survey to
discover about the researchers' perceptions of their
Work from Home (WFH) experience during Covid 19.
The survey's findings are based on the responses of 172
respondents (researchers). Despite some beneficial
aspects of WFH, researchers' general view toward their
WFH experience is still negative. 86% of the researchers
are not satisfied with the progress of their research work
due to WFH. Among the respondents 62.8% disagreed to
work more from home after the lockdown as WFH
impedes the speed of research’s research work progress
(79%), decrease productivity of research work (83.7%)
and hinders the development of new research skills
(83.8%). Moreover, to WFH isolated the researchers
from rest of their colleagues and makes them feel
lonelier (75.1%) which in turn can diminish the
excitement and enthusiasm of the researchers (88.4%).
In general, communication among co-researchers of the
research lab/team (86.1%) and communication with the
Supervisor/research guide (74.4%) can be challenged by
working from home and accordingly it can create
difficulties in self-motivation of researchers (83.7%).
Moreover, the attitude of researchers toward WFH
differs significantly based on gender, marital status and
position of researchers.
Keywords : Work from Home, Covid-19 Pandemic, Gender, Marital Status, Researchers, Position of Researchers.