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Are we over-celebrating 'work from home'?

The Microsoft top boss feels that the increase in productivity has come at the price of burning the 'social capital' built up by companies over very many years

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Sandeep Goyal
Satya Nadella is perhaps the first global chief executive officer to bemoan the “lack of touch” in the “work from home” (WFH) new normal that has started to define contemporary corporate work, especially in tech industries. Mr Nadella acknowledged in a recent media interview that the productivity of Microsoft employees working from home has gone up visibly in recent weeks, but he feels it isn’t something to “over-celebrate”. The Microsoft top boss feels that the increase in productivity has come at the price of burning the “social capital” built up by companies over very many years. Back to the “lack
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First Published: May 30 2020 | 1:42 AM IST

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