NoDesk: Issue #191

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By Daniel (@nodeskco).

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Hand-picked articles, stories and ideas from the remote work community and beyond.

Work From Home Works Until You Need Time Off

Ed Zitron | The Atlantic

How do we “take a day to stay home” when we’re already doing everything from home?

Remote Work Is Failing Young Employees

Anne Helen Petersen, Charlie Warzel | The New York Times

But many of the perks of truly flexible work — a self-directed schedule, distance from overly chatty co-workers, remove from office gossip and politics — could also work against younger employees. If companies don’t create intentional, structured mentorship programs to help younger and remote colleagues with on-the-job learning, they risk leaving a generation behind.

So your employer is monitoring you. What you should know

Arit John | LA Times

While employers often need access to workers’ company-owned computers and phones for security and IT purposes, so-called “bossware” has raised concerns about workers’ electronic privacy rights.

Here’s what you need to know about your rights as an employee, and how the legal landscape is changing.

Microsoft Research Reveals the Biggest Downside to Remote Work

Nick Hobson | Inc.

The results revealed that remote work caused employees to spend less time collaborating with “weak ties” (those not in their typical network) and with those in other functional units. Given that collaborating with new people is linked to learning new knowledge, these results indicate that WFH may make it harder for organizations to innovate.

Return-to-work and remote work toolkits for 2022

Meredith Somers | MIT Sloan

We learned a lot about managing hybrid and remote workforces this year. Here are practical steps and advice for the year ahead.

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