Leaders´ experiences of working from home and its´ influence on their personal well-being: A qualitative study of leaders´ well-being
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- Master of Science 
The purpose of this thesis is to examine what characterizes leaders’ experiences regarding working from home, and how they experienced it was influencing their well-being. To examine this, a qualitative approach was applied to portray the leaders´ experience and its influence on their well-being. Based on in-dept interviews with 8 informants, we categorized the answers into five mains categories: (1) The use of home office, (2) The informant as a leader, (3) Occupational well-being, (4) Resources and (5) Demands. The findings in this thesis show that the informants have had different experiences, but many factors such as impaired relations with colleagues and employees, stress and higher workload are examples of demands the informants have experienced and that they found to have a negative impact on their well-being. While factors such as flexibility, increased autonomy, trust, and effectivity are examples of resources the informants experienced to have a positive influence on their well-being while working from home. The results of this thesis show how leaders´ experiences of working from home have impacted their well-being. The JD-R model is applied actively in the discussion and used as a theoretical framework in this thesis. In the light of the findings, we discuss theoretical contributions, limitations and directions for future research and implications.
Masteroppgave(MSc) in Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Psychology - Handelshøyskolen BI, 2022