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dc.contributor.authorKnight, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorOlaru, Doina
dc.contributor.authorLee, Julie
dc.contributor.authorParker, Sharon
dc.identifier.citationKnight, C. and Olaru, D. and Lee, J. and Parker, S. 2022. The loneliness of the hybrid worker. MIT Sloan Management Review. 63 (4): pp.10-12.

Unprecedented levels of hybrid work seem likely to persist beyond the pandemic conditions that revolutionized employers' attitudes toward flexible working arrangements. Even as offices have reopened, many employees are loath to give up the benefits of working from home at least some of the time. But some two years into what has been an unplanned global experiment in remote work, the costs of that approach are coming into sharper focus. While employees appreciate saving time, shedding the stress of commuting, and having more flexibility to balance work and personal demands, remote work has downsides that go beyond domestic distractions and blurred work-life boundaries. In particular, the quality, frequency, and nature of interactions change when colleagues are physically remote and there is less dynamic, spontaneous communication. Here, Knight et al discuss the differences of employee' experiences working at home versus in the company workplace and indicates that in-office interactions--especially with colleagues--can indeed improve employees' job satisfaction and reduce their feelings of loneliness, even when working at home.

dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology
dc.subject3507 - Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
dc.subject3505 - Human resources and industrial relations
dc.titleThe loneliness of the hybrid worker
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleMIT Sloan Management Review

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curtin.departmentFuture of Work Institute
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Business and Law
curtin.contributor.orcidKnight, Caroline [0000-0001-9894-7750]
curtin.contributor.orcidParker, Sharon [0000-0002-0978-1873]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridKnight, Caroline [57204781616]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridParker, Sharon [7401647326]

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