On the 9 November, Cranfield’s Dr Deirdre Anderson, and Professor Clare Kelliher, both from Cranfield’s School of Management, spoke to alumni about “How we experienced working from home during the pandemic: first findings from the Cranfield Alumni research, reflections and lessons for the future of remote working.”

If you would like to find out more about the subject here’s how you can use your free Alumni Library Online (ALO) service to stay informed.

There are a couple of databases in the ALO will have relevant material on the topics of flexible working and the work-life balance:

  • Emerald
  • Sage

In Emerald

Madero Gómez, S., Ortiz Mendoza, O.E., Ramírez, J. and Olivas-Luján, M.R. (2020), "Stress and myths related to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on remote work", Management Research, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 401-420.

Diab-Bahman, R. and Al-Enzi, A. (2020), "The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on conventional work settings", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

Nagel, L. (2020), "The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the digital transformation of work", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

Mallett, O., Marks, A. and Skountridaki, L. (2020), "Where does work belong anymore? The implications of intensive homebased working", Gender in Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

Palumbo, R. (2020), "Let me go to the office! An investigation into the side effects of working from home on work-life balance", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

Palumbo, R., Manna, R. and Cavallone, M. (2020), "Beware of side effects on quality! Investigating the implications of home working on work-life balance in educational services", The TQM Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

In Sage

Reuschke, Darja, and Alan Felstead. “Changing Workplace Geographies in the COVID-19 Crisis.” Dialogues in Human Geography 10, no. 2 (July 2020): 208–12.

Khanna, Rahul, Tess Murnane, Shakira Kumar, Timothy Rolfe, Stephanie Dimitrieski, Michael McKeown, Maryam Ejareh dar, Laura Gavson, and Charu Gandhi. “Making Working from Home Work: Reflections on Adapting to Change.” Australasian Psychiatry 28, no. 5 (October 2020): 504–7.

Maalsen, Sophia, and Robyn Dowling. “Covid-19 and the Accelerating Smart Home.” Big Data & Society, (July 2020).

Tredinnick, Luke, and Claire Laybats. “Working in the World of the Pandemic.” Business Information Review 37, no. 3 (September 2020): 97–102.

Phillips, Jennan A. “Work–Life Fit During A Pandemic.” Workplace Health & Safety 68, no. 10 (October 2020): 502–3.

Open Access articles in ScienceDirect from Elsevier

Although Elsevier don't generally permit alumni access to ScienceDirect material, don’t forget there are many articles available via open access (the author has paid to allow their article to be publicly available without subscription).

Here are some examples of open access articles in this subject area with direct links to the full text:

Steven Furnell, Jayesh Navin Shah. “Home working and cyber security – an outbreak of unpreparedness?” Computer Fraud & Security, Vol 2020, Iss 8, (2020), 6-12.

Karen E. Hoffman, Desmond Garner, Albert C. Koong, Wendy A. Woodward. “Understanding the Intersection of Working from Home and Burnout to Optimize Post-COVID19 Work Arrangements in Radiation Oncology.” International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Vol 108, Iss 2, (2020), 370-373.

Special issue of the Journal of Vocational Behaviour: “The impact of COVID-19 on work and workers: Essays on future research.”


Want to hear more from the speakers?

Their study has been published with Emerald:

Anderson, D. and Kelliher, C. (2020), "Enforced remote working and the work-life interface during lockdown", Gender in Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
Full-text: https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-07-2020-0224

Also, take a look at CERES, Cranfield’s university repository, to access their other publications.

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