Executives, workers see future of remote work differently

May 10, 2021
Executives and workers prefer a mix of remote and in-person work, but PwC surveys find leaders favor more frequent office time.
Company leaders could end up doing more damage to their cultures by imposing a back-to-work plan without listening to employee concerns, says Harvard Business School professor Tsedal Neeley.
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Will companies need to offer remote work post-pandemic?

Apr 1, 2021
Most people who have been working from home during the pandemic want to continue doing so at least some of the time.
It'll be harder for employers to turn down work-from-home requests now that so many workplaces have proven it's possible.
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How workers who started jobs remotely are adapting a year on

Mar 29, 2021
Many have never seen their company's office or met their co-workers in person.
Many employees who were hired in the past year are thinking about meeting their colleagues in person when offices reopen.
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Work-from-home benefits may not outweigh long-term costs

Mar 22, 2021
You might save on commuting and buying clothes, but upgrading your living space to make working from home feasible can be costly.
Harvard business professor Chris Stanton said even a minor increase in working from home after the pandemic could add up to billions of dollars a year for workers.
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A year later, Marketplace reflects on life and work during the pandemic

Mar 15, 2021
We’ve all had to improvise to maintain our connections with colleagues, our sources and other human beings.
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The uncertain future of commuter friendships

Mar 5, 2021
We could lose a unique kind of relationship due to working from home.
An empty Amtrak car headed for the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to the pandemic, riders would enjoy camaraderie and make career connections.
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Work expenses look a lot different when you're not going into the office

Feb 4, 2021
How should companies compensate their employees' work-from-home costs?
Could people working from home get compensation for a more ergonomic chair?
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States battle over remote-worker income tax

Dec 24, 2020
Which state should get income taxes when out-of-state workers no longer go to the office?
A teacher works in her home office in Virginia. Some workers have stopped commuting across state borders, provoking skirmishes over tax revenue.
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Most who work from home want to keep doing it, study finds. Will they be able to?

Dec 9, 2020
Businesses in tech, finance, insurance and law are planning to let employees WFH after the pandemic ends.
People may not want to work from home all the time, says Juliana Horowitz of Pew, but "there's definitely a shift towards wanting that to be at least part of their work arrangement."
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Zoom's fate tied to future of remote work

Nov 30, 2020
The company could face headwinds once COVID-19 restrictions are reduced.
A cat takes part in a Zoom call in Milan, Italy, this May.
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