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Working from home could make you nuts

by on19 May 2020

Nadella calls for a middle way

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has warned that making remote work permanent could have serious consequences for social interaction and mental health for workers as virtual video calls cannot replace in-person meetings.

Nadella said that an all-remote setup would be "replacing one dogma with another dogma".

"What does burnout look like? What does mental health look like? What does that connectivity and the community building look like? One of the things I feel is, hey, maybe we are burning some of the social capital we built up in this phase where we are all working remote. What's the measure for that?" Nadella was quoted as saying.

His comment came after Twitter granted an option to his staff to work from home 'forever' even after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

Twitter upped the ante after Facebook, Alphabet (Google) and others have asked their employees to work from home till year-end.

Microsoft has extended its work from home policy until at least October.


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