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Barbara Z. Larson
Remote and hybrid work have become defining features of the twenty-first-century workplace, and affect almost all of us, including those who work daily in the office. As many people discover the benefits and challenges of working from home, co-workers are contending with emptier offices and virtual teams, managers are learning how to lead from a distance, and businesses and governments are working through the policy implications of a new model of work. This book addresses key questions regarding the contemporary workplace: what is the difference between virtual work and remote work? How common is remote work, and what changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Is there a particular type of person who is better suited for remote work? What are the effects of using technology to monitor remote workers? What are the societal benefits and costs of remote work? What has happened to companies that have tried to go fully remote, with no offices at all?