COVID-19 and Workplace Transformation in Select Private Secondary Schools in Enugu State, Nigeria

  • Virginia Anulika Obi, PhD Department of Business Administration Faculty of Management and Social Sciences Hezekiah University Umudi, Nkwerre, Imo State
  • Francis Atalegbe Oloye Department of Business Administration University of Benin

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Virginia Anulika Obi, PhD, Department of Business Administration Faculty of Management and Social Sciences Hezekiah University Umudi, Nkwerre, Imo State




Francis Atalegbe Oloye, Department of Business Administration University of Benin




Published
2021-10-04
How to Cite
OBI, PHD, Virginia Anulika; OLOYE, Francis Atalegbe. COVID-19 and Workplace Transformation in Select Private Secondary Schools in Enugu State, Nigeria. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 185-195, oct. 2021. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/335>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2021.