In common with companies around the world, from March in 2020 Microsoft employees entered a prolonged period of mandatory working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wondered what would happen to employees’ effectiveness and collegiality as all meetings went remote. From April through August 2020 we recruited 849 employees to take part in a large scale study involving two month diaries and weekly polls. This ‘natural experiment’ highlighted the everyday reality of the difference in “being there” as against “being remote” in work situations.
Distinguished Scientist and Lab Director
Senior Principal Research Manager
Research Assistant 2020-2021
Research Assistant 2021
PhD - Lancaster University
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