Return To Work: How Remote Work Has Impacted Office Dynamics

Published: Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 11:29am
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For around the last 15 months, office environments were much quieter and featured a lot more open spaces.

Some people were exclusively working from home, while others were following a hybrid plan. And some were expected to be in person every day.

That has shifted recently, with businesses expecting employees to make regular appearances in the office, which means being up close and personal again with colleagues — most of whom you have probably only seen on a phone or a monitor since early 2020.

The Show spoke with Ned Smith, associate professor of Management and Organizations at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, about the modifications of office dynamics.

The conversation started with Smith explaining how his perspectives have changed from the early stages of the pandemic to today.

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