Harshani Priyanka Receives Merit Award for Outstanding Research on Remote Work and Employee Satisfaction

Harshani Priyanka Receives Merit Award for Outstanding Research on Remote Work and Employee Satisfaction

We are thrilled to announce that Ms. Harshani Priyanka, a student at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura’s Department of Business Economics, has been awarded the Merit Award at the “Best Research Awards -2023” organized by the Institute of Applied Statistics Sri Lanka. Harshani’s research, titled “Effects of working from home on employee satisfaction in the VUCA environment,” garnered recognition for its insightful exploration of contemporary workplace dynamics.

The award ceremony, a celebration of academic excellence and innovation, took place on the 30th of March 2024 at 8.00 AM in the esteemed Auditorium of the Institute of Applied Statistics, Sri Lanka.

Harshani’s research focused on examining the impact of remote work arrangements on employee satisfaction within the context of the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) business environment. Through meticulous analysis and comprehensive data collection, she uncovered valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with remote work practices.

Harshani attributes her success to the unwavering support and guidance provided by her research supervisor, Senior Lecturer Dr. M.P.K. Withanawasam, whose expertise and mentorship were instrumental in shaping the research’s trajectory. She also expresses her heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Janaka Fernando, Head of the Department of Business Economics, and the entire lecture panel for their invaluable assistance and encouragement throughout the research process.

As organizations worldwide navigate the evolving landscape of remote work, Harshani’s research serves as a beacon of knowledge, offering practical implications for enhancing employee satisfaction and organizational performance in virtual work environments.

Join us in congratulating Harshani Priyanka on this remarkable achievement, and we eagerly anticipate the continued impact of her research contributions in the fields of business economics and applied statistics.