The Human Connection Advantage
The Secret to Career Success in a Remote World: Face-to-Face Connection
As we all navigate the changing landscape of work, many business leaders are grappling with the question of how to maintain and develop their workforce effectively. Recent research from WFH Research and two new academic papers provide valuable insight into this issue, showing that employees who engage in face-to-face interactions see clear benefits to their career.
The Power of Face-to-Face Interaction
In a study by WFH Research, a group that includes Stanford University economist Nicholas Bloom, it was found that employees who work on-site spent 25% more time on career-development activities than their remote counterparts. These activities included mentoring, formal training, and professional development. This data supports the arguments of CEOs like JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon and Morgan Stanley’s James Gorman, who have long contended that workers, especially younger staff, need to be on-site to learn and develop alongside more experienced colleagues.