Microsoft's Meaningless Remote Work Study …

I was on vacation last week, and nevertheless, everybody wanted to send me this Nature study of Microsoft and remote work, and I have had the displeasure of reading the entire thing. The long - and man, is it long! - and short (it isn’t) of the study is that people in remote work tend to speak to people outside of their circles of work less and collaborate with those they have weaker ties with less. People had more unscheduled calls, more meeting hours, more video and audio hours, and more IMs sent. The massive, endless study, a study I did not enjoy reading and believe may have given me gout, mostly dances around making any firm conclusions. It also doesn’t really explain

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