Author(s): Hadeel Abdellatif
The outbreak of COVID-19 at the end of 2019 has dramatically affected every firm, institution and organization all over the world. It has drastically transformed working environments as almost every institution resorted to working from home. Every institution have set their own working conditions and allocated their working load among their workforce differently. Female workers who are married and have infants and toddlers were highly affected by working from home especially with the closure of nurseries and day-cares. This study explores the impact of working from home during COVID-19 lockdown on females’ productivity in Jordan. To achieve this objective, 45 semi-structured interviews were conducted with females working in different sectors including; educational, banking, telecommunication and insurance. Data was coded and analyzed using NVIVO 12. The results show that working conditions vary widely among different institutions; where some have offered their female workers flexible working hours and others did not. The flexibility of working hours was found to have a significant impact on females’ productivity especially those who have infants and toddlers.