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The role of leader support in the relationship between working from home and employee motivation The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic
This research aims to gain more insight into the relationship between working from home and employee motivation and the effect of social interaction and leader support on this relationship. The data for this research was obtained by using an online survey. The survey was spread among employees in the network of the researchers. Ultimately, 229 employees participated in this study. To analyze the data, the PROCESS model 5 function in SPSS was used. From the results, it can be concluded that working from home does have a significant effect on employee motivation. Furthermore, it is confirmed that social interaction is significantly influenced by working from home. However, social interaction does not have a significant effect on employee motivation. Also, the indirect relationship between working from home and employee motivation via social interaction turned out to be insignificant. Conversely, the effect of leader support on the relationship between working from home and employee motivation is significant. It can be concluded that working from home has an impact on the motivation of employees. Furthermore, supervisors should look at the support of the leader when they want to optimize the motivation of employees. Supervisors need to take into account the needs of the employees to create high employee motivation. Several limitations of this research are the cross-sectional nature of this research, the size of the dataset, how data is obtained, the conceptualization of employee motivation, and the relaxation of the COVID-19 measures. For future research, it is recommended to do a longitudinal study. Furthermore, it would be interesting to test the effect of different leadership styles on the relationship between working from home and employee motivation.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen