Hybrid work arrangements give employees the flexibility they need, but leverage benefits of in-person interaction

Published: 17 May 2023

One of the biggest names in tech thinks the move to fully remote work is a big mistake. According to Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, everyone needs to be together to create a cohesive and productive work environment. And that’s partly right, says Jean-Nicolas Reyt, an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Desautels. “The vast majority of the economy has switched to hybrid work, and not fully remote,” says Reyt. “This allows people to better manage the interface between their work and personal lives. The world has changed a lot, and there are factors that we can change. One is whether we have to all work the same hours, at the same location. And the internet means that we don’t need to. If you can have more flexibility, why not use it.”


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