Flexible Work Announcements & Insights
Updated May 18, 2022
Here you’ll find a summary of leadership announcements and industry news stories about flexible work.
February 8, 2022 - Email to Stanford employees: Elizabeth Zacharias, VP for Human Resources, shares an update on flexible work policies and the changes to our implementation approach.
January 20, 2022 - Campus Conversation (recording): 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.
- July 28, 2021 - Email to Stanford managers: Elizabeth Zacharias, VP for Human Resources, and the Flexible Work team share an addendum to the Manager Playbook.
- July 27, 2021 - Stanford Today: Stanford Campus Conversation details what return to on-site work will look like this fall.
July 27, 2021 - Campus Conversation (recording): President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost Persis Drell and guest presenters share details for fall quarter, including updates on 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 (Video Conferencing)
- 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.
- Wharton Professor Adam Grant’s website shares another take on this study.
- Adam Grant Thinks Again, No, You Don't Have to Meet in Person
- March 6, 2022: Caroline Castrillon, provides five helpful tips for all of us to consider for making our hybrid work experience successful.
On the Importance of Adaptability
- 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.
- Harvard Business Review IdeaCast, Why Some Companies Thrived During the Pandemic