Online Learning Update

August 4, 2020

Microsoft told employees to work from home. One consequence was brutal

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

Chris Matyszczyk, ZDNet

Microsoft was proactive in sending many of its employees home. It’s also been proactive in studying the consequences. The results of this study were recently published in the Harvard Business Review and, as if it were possible, they’ve elevated my concerns for the future of humankind. We’re supposed to believe that tech makes us more efficient and makes our lives easier and better. In some areas, that’s surely true. Yet one overarching result of being stuck at home — at work — is that the working day has become longer. “People were ‘on’ four more hours a week, on average,” say the researchers.

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