Microsoft Study Weighs Pros And Cons Of Remote Work

Share post:

Microsoft conducted a study of its US workforce to find out what happened when the technology giant sent all employees to work from home in early 2020.

The study concluded that communication was becoming less important and employees were spending less time with, colleagues from different divisions of the company.

The study concluded that remote work could be harmful to performance and innovation, and found that emails, instant messaging and other forms of communication that replace personal interaction made it difficult for employees to share their ideas and access new information.

Microsoft’s research also focuses on the struggles of young workers who entered the labour market during the pandemic, as well as those who started new jobs remotely, who rely heavily on older colleagues for information about their work and the broader company, much of which is learned through informal encounters and face-to-face interactions.

As this interactivity is no longer possible, new workers find it more difficult to adapt to their new role and integrate into the broader organization.

For more information, view the original story from ZDnet.

Featured Tech Jobs


Related articles

Companies experiment with four day work week enabled by AI

The dream of a four-day workweek is becoming a reality for some, thanks to AI's integration into the...

Seattle software engineer ignites viral debate on employee loyalty with LinkedIn post

A Seattle-based software engineer, Alex Nguyen, recently ignited a significant debate on LinkedIn with a post that celebrated...

Tech layoffs have made Meta more efficient and leaner: Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, attributes the series of tech layoffs in 2024 primarily to companies adjusting to...

Gap between employee fears and actual AI job replacement: A tale of two studies

A survey by a firm called Spokeo found 66% of US workers think AI could perform their jobs....

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways