TELECOMMUTING AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS IN EDUCATIONAL SECTOR: LESSONS FROM COVID 19 LOCKDOWN
Dr. Don-Baridam Letam
Department of Management
Faculty of Management Sciences
Rivers State University
This study examines the extent to which telecommuting affects the effectiveness of institutions of higher learning. Perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness were adopted as the dimensions of telecommuting which affects organizational effectiveness, the study adopted a cross sectional survey and 50 respondents each were selected from five institutions of higher learning (University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state university, Ignatus Ajuru University, Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic and Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic). Structural equation modeling was used to determine the effect of the predictor variable on the criterion variable as well as the model fitness for the study. The findings reveal that perceived usefulness had more effect on effectiveness than perceived ease of use. The study further recommends governments conscious action towards the promotion of ICT use within institutions of higher learning and recruitments should also capture the use of telecommuting devices so that more ICT savvy candidates are employed.
Keywords: Telecommuting, Perceived ease of use, Perceived usefulness, Organizational Effectiveness, ICT
Letam, D. (2022). Telecommuting and Organizational Effectiveness in Educational Sector: Lessons from Covid 19 Lockdown. African Journal of Business and Economic Development, 2(1), pp1-13. Available online at: https://www.ijaar.org/articles/ajbed/v2n1/ajbed-v2n1-Jan22-p2111.pdf.