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The Impact of COVID-19 on Workplace Transformation: A Case Study of Waitrose

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This research proposal aims to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on workplace transformation practices adopted by Waitrose. The study will investigate the challenges faced by Waitrose during the implementation of workplace transformation practices. The research will use a positivism research philosophy, deductive research approach, and quantitative research choice. The data will be collected through probability sampling and analyzed using frequency distribution tables. The research will involve human participants, and their consent will be obtained through questionnaires. The personal data will be stored and processed in compliance with the Data Protection Act (1998).

The Impact of COVID-19 on Workplace Transformation: A Case Study of Waitrose

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Research Proposal Form
Student Name
Student ID
Centre Name
Tutor
Unit No
Proposed Title The impact of the global pandemic on accelerating workplace
transformation
Section One: Title, objective, responsibilities
Title or working title of the research project (in the form of a question, objective or
hypothesis)
To analyse the impact of global pandemic COVID-19 in accelerating the adoption of workplace
transformation practices. A study on Waitrose.
Research objectives (e.g. what is the question you want to answer? What do you want to
learn how to do? What do you want to find out?):
To examine various workplace transformation practices adopted by Waitrose for
managing business functions during COVID-19.
To investigate the impact of global pandemic COVID-19 in accelerating the adoption
of workplace transformation practices by Waitrose.
To determine various challenges faced by Waitrose during implementing practices of
workplace transformation.
Research questions
What are the various workplace transformation practices adopted by Waitrose for
managing business functions during COVID-19.
What is the impact of global pandemic COVID-19 in accelerating the adoption of
workplace transformation practices by Waitrose.
What are the various challenges faced by Waitrose during implementing practices of
workplace transformation.
Section Two: Reasons for choosing this research project
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Reasons for choosing the project (e.g. links to other subjects you are studying, personal
interest, future plans, knowledge/skills you want to improve, why the topic is important):
The major reason of selecting the current research topic was related with personal inclination of
researcher as researcher is going to gain knowledge regarding workplace transformation and its
need and significance within the organisation. The researcher is having dual perspective in
selection of the research topic such as personal and professional. For personal perspective the
researcher will have edge in developing various skills such as analytical skill, research skills,
communication skills and many more. On the other hand, in terms of professional perspective
using information from this report the researcher may execute future researches in more
appropriate manner.
Section Three: Literature sources searched
Use of key literature sources to support your research question, objective or hypothesis:
What are the various workplace transformation practices adopted by Waitrose for
managing business functions during COVID-19?
According to the viewpoint of this can be said that there are various workplace transformation
practices which are being adopted by the organisation and these are helping the business to
execute their business functions. These are the practices which were initiated at the time of
COVID so that to accelerate existing working and to upgrade their business as well. In this
manner the major practice is related with digital workplace transformation, in the time of
COVID-19 the organisation developed their online presence so that to acquire customer edge
and to attain sustainability into the market. With the help of digital practices several situations
within the organisation can be managed at pandemic situation as well. On the other hand, the
organisation is adopting strategic integration within the organisation so that successful modern
workplace can be created.
What is the impact of global pandemic COVID-19 in accelerating the adoption of
workplace transformation practices by Waitrose.
According to the perception of the the global pandemic has impacted the working culture of the
organisation as organisation of current time is required to manage their functions in different
manner which means that adoption of change was required. Due to the spread of COVID-19 the
organisation has adopted workplace transformation so that to stabilise their business operations.
The major impact of workplace transformation is related with providing ease to the business in
order to manage business operations. This is analysed that when appropriate transformation is
adopted within the organisation then this may lead the organisational employees to execute
their roles and responsibilities in appropriate manner.
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What are the various challenges faced by Waitrose during implementing practices of
workplace transformation?
According to there are various challenges which are being faced by the organisation at the time
of implementing practices of workplace transformation within their organisation. This is stated
that the major problem is related with change management as employees are rigid in order to
adopt such practices or workplace transformation. On the other hand, another issue is related
with inexperienced employees as in order to develop digital workplace transformation trainings
are required to be provided to employees which require high efforts and resources. Similarly
other challenge is related with technical issues as in the context of digital workplace
transformation various technicalities are needed and these may create issues for the
organisation in implementing workplace transformation.
Section Four: Activities and timescales
Activities to be carried out during the research project (e.g.
research, development and analysis of ideas, writing, data
collection, numerical analysis, tutor meetings, production of final
outcome, evaluation, writing the report):
Research aim and Objectives
Literature review
Research methodology
Data collection
Data analysis
Conclusion and Recommendations
How long this
will take:
7
9
10
10
9
19
3
Milestone one: ___Literature Review ______________
Target date (set by tutor): ___26/01/2022______________
Milestone two: ____Research Methodology _____________
Target date (set by tutor): ___04-02-2022_______________
Gantt Chart
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