It’s no secret that many people who work from home found it difficult to adjust to their new work environment. But now, many are finding that the transition is beneficial in more ways than one.
The productivity of many people who work from home has increased, and that’s contrary to what many executives thought before the pandemic.
The ability to work from home gives employees more flexibility and control over their schedules, allowing them to balance their family lives with their work commitments
Remote work also allows employees who cannot come to work every day due to a disability or chronic illness to have an equal opportunity to work despite these physical limitations.
These benefits do not just apply to employees: remote workers can also offer employers cost savings by not requiring office space or other resources available at traditional office locations, such as printers/copiers, rental/maintenance fees for furniture, etc…
In this interview, I talk about what CEOs really think about remote work.
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I am an associate professor of organizational behavior at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, where I conduct research on the future of work and conflict resolution in the workplace.
I teach organizational behavior and negotiation at all academic levels. I also lead negotiation workshops for corporations and work one-on-one with managers as a negotiation coach.
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