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  • Some Google employees have already started filing back into offices, and come January 10, all Googlers will be expected back at their desks in a new hybrid schedule. Unless, that is, they’ve asked to relocate for good. The coronavirus pandemic has shown the benefits of remote work, and companies are …
  • The Ontario government has passed a new law that prioritizes employees’ work-life balance. Announced on Tuesday, the “Working for Workers Act” …
  • In May 2020, as the pandemic sent stress levels through the roof, an online children’s clothes retailer called Primary started an experiment that it hoped would prevent its staff from burning out: It gave everyone Fridays off. By December, the new schedule was working so well that Primary decided to …
  • A few years ago, having an office was one of the most important aspects of starting a business. Cut to the year 2020, when the entire world was made to stay at home, coercing enterprises, and firms to manage things online. Slowly and steadily, companies realized that it is no longer essential to …
  • Shifts in Organizational Behavior studies Organizational behavior analyzes what people do in the workplace, and human beings – with their strengths …
  • For months, the putt-putt course sat unused. The beanbag chairs lay empty. The kitchen whiteboard, above where the keg used to live, displayed in fading marker “Beers on Tap” from a happy hour in March 2020. But on a recent weekday, over in the common area was a sign of life — fresh bagels. As […]
  • (To receive weekly emails of conversations with the world’s top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.) With a global community of donors who’ve raised over $15 billion, GoFundMe pays close attention to what helps people feel comfortable seeking assistance. That also happens to be one of CEO …
  • Ellen Ernst Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Distinguished Professor of Management at Purdue University and was president of the Work & Family Researchers Network. She studies how leader support of work-life boundaries, flexibility, and remote work affect women’s inclusion and career equality. Patricia …
  • People think about the office differently now — including the C.E.O.s who for so long kept a watchful eye on which workers were at their desks. Bosses who once relished face time have grown less attached to crowded elevators and overstuffed conference rooms. Executives who got promoted by putting in …
  • Many millions of people, especially those in white-collar jobs, have been working from home for the past 20 months. It’s a radical change in the nature of work. And despite predictions and surveys, no one knows for sure how long it will last or what the future of work will look like. But writer Anne […]