In Remote and Hybrid Work: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Barbara Z. Larson 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?
Larson looks carefully into the challenges and opportunities that people and companies face today as work changes. Chapters address the issues that vital stakeholders experience in remote-work environments, including the remote worker, remote teams, managers of remote workers, and companies with remote workforces. Larson also incorporates real-world examples to illustrate key points and demonstrate best practices. Listeners will learn from more than thirty years of extensive research by scholars in the areas of applied psychology, organizational behavior, computer-mediated communication, and organizational economics. Remote and Hybrid Work: What Everyone Needs to Know® is a critical resource for understanding this new model of work.