The Impact Of Remote Work On Organisational Climate Of Agile-Software Development Teams
Keywords:remote work, telework, organisational climate, agile software development, work organisation
Purpose: As a result of the changing labor market in a post-pandemic world, remote work in the IT sector is becoming almost a standard. It is known intuitively that the organisational climate changed compared to the stationary work, but it is difficult to determine how and what elements are going through the change. The aim of the article is to present the aspect of organisational climate in agile development teams working remotely compared to their stationary work. Methodology: The study was conducted using author own personally designed assessment questionnaire among ten programming teams using agile software development methodology. The number of members of the analysed teams varies from four to eight. This paper compares changes in each dimension of the organisational climate that have occurred in teams after switching to remote work. Using Cohen's d statistic, it determines the magnitude of the impact of these changes. Findings: The article is an attempt to answer which elements (dimensions) of the organisational climate, in what direction (positive vs negative) and to what extent (size effect) is remote work influencing in the context of agile software development teams. Value: Such knowledge will allow appropriate modeling of organisational climate factors, thus affecting performance and the well-being of team members. This is the first step to verify, whether the previous research about the impact of the organisational climate on agile development teams still applies to those teams working remotely.
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