Ever since the first quarter of 2020, Covid-19 has had a drastic impact across the world as one of the greatest pandemics man has ever seen. The pandemic has changed the way we live together and connect each other and initiated an era of intense digitalization due to lockdowns and social distancing rules. To cope with the pandemic, governments had no choice but to put an end to office life and to order millions of enterprises, employers, and employees to work at home. Business enterprises worldwide have been forced to adapt to new business life and lifestyles because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the benefits of working from home, this sudden and obligatory working style brought technostress and other problems along. This new order which has meant months of working at home might seem lucrative for the enterprises and employees; however, it has also brought technostress into the world’s agenda. This article studies the impact of Covid-19 on the workplace performance and redefines technostress from a cognitive approach. This study also elaborates on the ways to deal with technostress.
Covid-19, digital technologies, business enterprises, work from home, technostress