“We have introduced so many frictions to people’s lives by forcing them to move.” Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury, the Lumry Family Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, studies the future of work — specifically the changing geography of work. What happens to cities, to immigration policies, and to issues around gender equity when more companies let people work from anywhere?
With a few more months of (forced) remote work due to the pandemic, the benefits of the distributed model have gone mainstream.
One of the best things about distributed work is that everyone gets their own corner office.
Is working from home a breakthrough for introverts? The answer, of course, is not so simple. Morra Aarons-Mele is the host of The Anxious Achiever podcast for HBR Presents from Harvard Business Review, and founder of award-winning social impact agency Women Online and its database of women influencers, The Mission List.
She’s also the author of Hiding in the Bathroom: How to Get Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home).
To learn more about Aarons-Mele’s work, go to womenandwork.org.
How Automattic’s internal blogs became the company’s reservoir of institutional wisdom and memory.
Cities don’t need to attract companies — just their employees.
Hiring from a global talent pool should also come with equitable compensation policies.
Record high-quality audio even when everyone is at home.
You can promote shared values and experiences even when your company doesn’t possess a single hallway or water cooler.
“What’s enabled by being distributed that’s more powerful?”