Effects of the proximity bias - Deepstash

Effects of the proximity bias

The proximity bias is a mental shortcut that prioritises what feels the safest, even if it leads to faulty judgements.

  • A 2015 study found that remote workers at a Chinese travel agency worked better than in-office employees but lost out on performance-based promotions.
  • Leadership are more forgiving of poor performance of those in close proximity while not properly valuing the expertise of remote workers.
  • Leaders may be inclined to hand an in-person employee an assignment rather than someone working from home.

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