Flexible Work Insights & Announcements
Updated August 11, 2022
Here you’ll find a summary of leadership announcements and industry news stories about flexible work.
There is a wealth of information, insights and advice regarding hybrid and remote work these days. Below you’ll find a curated list of recent articles and podcasts that you may find helpful or illuminating.
On Virtual Communication
Journal Nature (April 27, 2022): Jonathan Levav (Stanford) and Melanie Brucks (Columbia) explore how virtual communication can curb creative idea generation - and may help with decision making.
How Virtual Meetings Can Limit Creative Ideas
Wharton Professor Adam Grant shares another take on this study: No, You Don't Have to Meet in Person
On Hybrid Work
Forbes (March 6, 2022): Caroline Castrillon provides five helpful tips for all of us to consider for making our hybrid work experience successful, including creating healthy boundaries, focusing on outcomes, and investing in team building.
5 Tips To Thrive In A Hybrid Work Environment
On the Importance of Adaptability
Harvard Business Review IdeaCast (February 22, 2022): This 23-minute podcast underscores the importance of remaining agile and adaptable as we continue to explore how best to structure our new ways of working.
Why Some Companies Thrived During the Pandemic
News and Announcements
Stanford University IT (July 18, 2022): The new Cardinal Flex Workspace Reservation System enables space administrators to manage their shared workspaces easily, and staff without a dedicated workspace to quickly find and reserve a shared workspace for days when they are in a campus office.
Cardinal at Work Insider (July 5, 2022): Our employees transformed our approach to work and, in the process, embraced new ways of working.
Email to Stanford employees (February 8, 2022): Elizabeth Zacharias, VP for Human Resources, shares an update on flexible work policies and the changes to our implementation approach.
Campus Conversation recording (January 20, 2022): President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell provided updates on campus planning, while Lloyd Minor, dean of the School of Medicine, and Kristan Staudenmayer, associate professor of surgery, discussed the current state of the pandemic.