Augmenting Remote Worker Vigilance: Effects of Virtual Supervision
Event Type
TimeWednesday, October 12th3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
LocationPoster Gallery
DescriptionWith the rising use of online communication and remote work as a result of Covid-19, there is an increased need to identify methods of augmenting the attention of remote workers. The current study was designed to evaluate the impact of a visible presence and supervision on remote (online) vigilance performance. Results indicated that an individual’s vigilance performance was enhanced and stress was reduced by an evaluative supervisor, but there was no effect of visible presence. The results of this study support the use of online supervision as a method to improve vigilance performance in remote work settings. Additionally, the use of virtual supervision appears to have minimal risks in terms of stress and workload.