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In this week’s episode of Brave Commerce, author Rishad Tobaccowala joins hosts Rachel Tipograph and Sarah Hofstetter to discuss navigating remote work environments. Rishad opens by explaining the value of working from home and how the Covid-19 pandemic forced companies to utilize technologies they had at their disposal to make remote work fully functional. He explains how many companies are quick to come back to the office and return to life pre-pandemic.
However, Tobaccowala feels the new standard should be “2021 rather than 2019” by allowing employees not to have to deal with the tax of coming into the office. He further rationalizes this by discussing the importance of in-person interactions and integrating those interactions with a remote work environment. Tobaccowala shares how companies can best encourage employees to have those in-person interactions and how priority for it varies among roles and experience. He talks about the benefits of hiring in clusters around major cities to promote employee engagement and interaction and closes with some stories of personal experiences in the workplace.