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Can remote working bring your business down during a recession?

Ogbonnaya, Chidiebere and van Klyton, Aaron (2021) Can remote working bring your business down during a recession? LSE Business Review (06 May 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

What lessons on remote working from the past can help organisations make decisions during the current pandemic? Chidiebere Ogbonnaya and Aaron van Klyton look at work arrangements before, during, and after the 2008 global financial crisis and find that working from home had no impact on employee performance. But workplaces that did not offer remote working at all were more resilient during the crisis. Managers or supervisors directly monitored the quality of employees’ work and gave employees little control over the pace and design of their jobs. This helped their organisations get through the recession more successfully than other workplaces, particularly those that allowed employees to work from home.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2021 10:03
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111273

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