What Quartz learned from operating a hybrid office
Zach Seward, the CEO of financial news site Quartz, writes about what it learned from operating a hybrid office the past month.
Seward writes, “In the shift to hybrid work, much has been made of the unspoken advantages of face-to-face time with your boss and the risk of neglecting employees who are rarely seen in person. Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo, in announcing his company’s shift to a hybrid workplace, said he would only come into the office once a month to avoid fostering that dynamic.
“Every company is different, but I can safely say that nobody at Quartz is choosing where to work based on my whereabouts. I’m in the office today as I write this, and all of my direct reports are at home. This particular concern with hybrid work strikes me as a deeper cultural question about how people are judged and how they advance at a company. If face time is a big factor, then it’s not really a hybrid workplace nor a particularly inclusive one. Symbolically working from home is not going to solve that.”
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