Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Social Sciences
Investigating the Influence of Work Overload and Social Pressure on Employees Shadow Cloud It Usage during the Covid-19 Pandemic Mco Period
Fowokemi Alaba Ogedengbe, Dr Yurita Yakimin Abdul-Talib, Dr Fariza Hanim Rusly
Covid-19 has been declared a pandemic by the world health organization in march 2020. the pandemic has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths globally. In curtailing the pandemic, countries and organizations have responded by implementing MCO measures such as the quarantine of suspected victims and communities, social distancing, and all forms of lockdowns. Furthermore, the sudden MCO measures imposed globally presented individuals, organizations and countries with many major challenges they weren’t prepared for. While this have forced many businesses, events, conventions and organizations to halt activities, many are able to continue their daily activities virtually, using the cloud IT systems. The purpose of this study is to empirically examine how the structural factors of work overload and social pressure influences employee’s cognitive strain and their interaction with the Shadow Cloud IT systems during the MCO period. This research follows the quantitative approach design. The respondents are employees and online survey method was used in collecting data. SPSS and PLS-SEM applications were used in the data analysis. The result shows that work overload and social pressure have a direct significant relationship with employee’s Shadow Cloud IT usage while only work overload had a direct relationship with cognitive strain. The result also shows that cognitive strain is significantly related with shadow Cloud IT usage during the covid-19 pandemic global lockdown. Organizations presently are at the risk of information systems security breaches and exposure of organization data, as a result of employees increased interactions with Shadow Cloud IT.
keywords: Cognitive Strain: Covid-19 pandemic; Movement control order; Shadow Cloud IT; Social Pressure; Work Overload.