COVID-19 and Workplace Transformation in Select Private Secondary Schools in Enugu State, Nigeria
The global response to COVID-19 has resulted in the most rapid transformation of the workplace. The pandemic has mounted a lot of challenges to Human Resources Management (HRM) thereby calling for reintegration of existing human resource practices and procedures into the new normal. Overcoming the crisis would require learning, innovation and adaptation. Employees working from home has become the new normal and this has led to huge transformation in workplace such as moving from digitising the relationship between firm and customer to digitising the relationship between employer and employee. There has been rapid forward and upward movement, fast-tracking trends such as automation, digitalisation, and innovation. This study is on COVID-19 and workplace transformation in selected private Secondary Schools in Enugu State, Nigeria. For the purpose of the study, the researchers randomly selected five private secondary schools in Enugu State. The population for the study was 325 whereas the sample size was 179 which was derived, using Taro Yamane’s formula. The findings showed that COVID-19 pandemic has positive effect on e-learning and that the adoption of e-learning tends to solve educational challenges, especially at a time such as the COVID-19 pandemic era. It, was, therefore, recommended that schools should apply those teaching initiatives that have proved to be effective during the remote learning phase and integrate them into the regular education system.