Mental-Wellbeing as Employee Performance Indicator

Outlook of Remote Working amid Covid-19 Variants


  • Zainuddin Shaikh Lecturer, Business Administration, Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Saba Farah Assistant Manager, Marketing, Abbott Laboratories Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sarwat Liaquat Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan



Covid-19, Remote Working, Employee Relations, Mental Wellbeing, Job Satisfaction, Employee Performance


The global pandemic of Covid-19 has compelled the majority of the workers and employees to work from home (remote working), while the interactions with their peers, colleagues and other employees of the company have been significantly reduced and limited. The continuous nature of remote working has reportedly affected the mental wellbeing of the employees, which has also consequently resulted in the decline of job satisfaction and thus reducing the employee performance. This research explores the relationship between remote working and employee relations on their job satisfaction given mental wellbeing as a moderator during Covid-19, and the way it affects employee performance as a result. The data has been collected through primary sources and has been analyzed using Smart PLS. Statistical analysis has been implemented to understand the relationship between remote working as well as employee relation and employee performance using mental well being and job satisfaction as mediator.  Results implicate that the relationship existing between remote working has a significant impact on employee performance with the variations in its impact on employees’ mental well being and job satisfaction. In contrast, the relation between employee relation and employee performance was not found to be significant in the context of this research. Study recommends employers to consider positively influencing the mental wellbeing of employees working remotely to enhance their job satisfaction, and thus, increase employee performance.


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How to Cite

Shaikh, Z., Farah, S., & Liaquat, S. (2021). Mental-Wellbeing as Employee Performance Indicator: Outlook of Remote Working amid Covid-19 Variants. Karachi University Business Research Journal, 2(2), 60–72.