The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home

by | Jul 1, 2020 | Productivity

Do you work from home or live at work? In this article from The New York Times, David Streitfeld explores the history of remote work, its proponents, and its opponents. For instance, while remote work can increase the diversity of the labor pool – no longer shackled by proximity – it also brings a quiet uneasiness from some managers who can no longer ‘keep tabs’ in their people.

The dichotomy might best be expressed here:

In a Morning Consult survey in late May on behalf of Prudential, 54 percent said they wanted to work remotely. In a warning sign for managers, the same percentage of remote workers said they felt less connected to their company.

Read the full article here.

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