COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND OFFICE MANAGERS’ RESPONSIVENESS: CASE STUDY OF BAYELSA STATE DUE PROCESS BOARD
This investigation seeks to espoused COVID-19 Pandemic and Office managers’ responsiveness empirical association. Covid-19 was treated as a mono construct, whereas Office managers’ responsiveness was operationalized by Technology Deployment, Health Risk Management, and Work-From-Home. Ninety-one respondents were surveyed, and data collected was subjected to statistical test-Spearman’s Ranking Order Correlation Coefficient analytical tool. investigation reveals a significant relationship between the COVID-19 Pandemic and Technology Deployment, Health Risk Management, and Work-From-Home – all of which are coping strategies of office managers amidst the Pandemic in the sector under investigation. Recommendations from the study suggest further innovation and deployment of adequate technology to keep offices running. Health and safety measures and regular staff testing are also encouraged to tackle the spread of the virus. Also, Work-From-Home is advised with regular virtual meetings aided by necessary technology to help boost productivity in the organization.
Keywords: Covid-19, Office Manager’s Responsiveness, Health Risk Management, Technology Deployment, Work-from-Home.