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Rethinking Assumptions About How Employees Work

sloanreview.mit.edu

The pandemic unleashed unprecedented levels of change

Organizations have implemented changes that once felt impossibly far off:

  • Working from home: While the pandemic upended many jobs that could be done only in person, managers learned that many other roles could be done very effectively from home.
  • Teachin...

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Although managers in the past year and a half opened up to the idea of having people work from home, many still harbor doubts about its effectiveness.

Some jobs can be done just as productively at home — such as coding or writing. Highly motivated workers are more likel...

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Unfortunately, many HR organizations thrive on standardization. The concern is that special treatment, such as offering benefits that differ from what’s offered to others in the same role, can open the door to favoritism and bias, neither of which is acceptable.

However, co...

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To access top technical talent, companies opened offices near universities or in cities known for their high-tech cultures (and often their high costs of living). Others located in areas focused on their industries, such as fashion in New York or finance in London.

The past...

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It was common well before the pandemic. Employees did their day jobs and then worked other jobs part-time to earn extra money or pursue their passions.

With staff members in the office and using company computers, it was reasonable to assume that work happening onsite was mostly related...

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It is essential to balance the preferences of employees with the needs of the company. You are paying people to work, and you need to ensure that investment pays off. 

However, recent years have shown workers that they do not need to follow work rules that were established ...

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