One of the biggest remote work studies ever conducted recently released findings that show the office isn’t going anywhere. The study, conducted by UC Berkley scientists, looks at over 61,000 Microsoft employees. Microsoft’s rapid shift to a work-from-model presented a unique opportunity for researchers, a natural experiment that can help shed light on the value of company-wide remote work policies. What the researchers found was that remote workers engage in fewer real-time conversations, work more siloed, and spend less time in meetings.
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