Efficiency of Remote versus Office Work in IT Project Implementation and Engineering Mindset of Project Team Members
The purpose of this quantitative study is to compare the efficiency and outcomes of IT projects when implemented in a remote environment versus an office setting. Data was collected vis a survey questionnaire and the respondents divided into two groups according to their roles in the projects. One group consisted of project team members, such as developers, business analysts, and quality assurance, and the other of project managers. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse the data. The findings show that there are significant differences between the remote work styles of project managers and team members as expressed in terms of productivity, effective teamwork, job satisfaction, stress and pressure management, and opinions. Whereas project managers, who must work closely with team members, face significant limitations working remotely, others can work independently away from their offices as fewer contacts with team members are needed. It was also found that the engineering mindset of project team members is a key factor in the success or failure of IT projects. Those with a strong engineering mindset are more likely to successfully implement projects.