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Has Your Office Become a Lonely Place? by Martha E. Mangelsdorf

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Has Your Office Become a Lonely Place?

A new study suggests that remote work may be contagious — and can create a less productive environment for those remaining at the office.

Pity the 21st century office worker. With increasing amounts of work getting done outside the traditional corporate office — for example, through employees working at home — those left in the office may face a lonelier — and even less productive — office environment. In fact, working remotely may be contagious, because if too many of the people on a team aren’t in the office much, coming into the office has less benefit for the remaining employees, who may then also choose to work remotely.

That’s the implication of a fascinating study ...

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