September 29, 2021

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Positive Links Speaker Series

Succeeding in Remote-hybrid Work

Tsedal Neeley
Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University
Author, Remote Work Revolution

September 29, 2021

About the talk

Remote or hybrid work is not new—domestic and global companies have had virtual work arrangements for nearly 30 years. However, the rapid and unprecedented changes brought on by COVID-19 have accelerated these transitions, requiring the wholesale migration of nearly entire companies to remote work in a matter of weeks, leaving managers and employees scrambling to adjust.

On one hand, companies have seen opportunities that remote work can afford them: nonexistent commute times, lower operational costs, and a larger pool of global job applicants. Many are planning to permanently incorporate remote days into their long-term routines or even give their employees the option to work from home full-time. On the other hand, these circumstances have brought to light many challenges that are inherent with virtual arrangements: employees feel lost, isolated, and out of sync and out of sight.

People are looking for insights; they want to know how to keep their teams motivated, what digital tools they’ll need, how to keep track of employee productivity, how to maintain connections without face-to-face interactions, and how to combat the draining feelings of tech exhaustion. Based on nearly two decades of experience working with virtual and global teams, Neeley provides evidence-based answers to the most pressing questions about how teams can feel more connected and be well-prepared to deliver optimal results.


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