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12 May 2021 Multimedia

Finding a Goldilocks Solution for Remote Work

  1. Robert C. Pozen

Robert C. Pozen, a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and renowned corporate speaker on productivity, discusses his latest book, “Remote Inc.: How to Thrive at Work Wherever You Are.” He explains how employees should decide which days to come to the office and what challenges managers will face leading teams in a hybrid model.

The Take 15 Series is a collection of illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.

Episode Transcript (PDF)

Episode Breakdown:
2:43 Thrive: what the word means to Robert and a time he felt like he was thriving in his career
6:21 How Robert thrives in his personal life
7:15 Robert’s most satisfying course that he teaches and what he enjoys most in his teaching career
10:03 The financial innovation that Robert is most excited about for this year
11:08 How to boost your productivity? 
15:27 Can your thinking time be part of your work out time?
16:45 Saying “no” to more things
17:59 How did Roberts new book come about
20:20 How to decide which days to come to the office and what are the challenges that managers will face when they have a hybrid team model?
25:13 Robert’s recommended strategies for team manager to be more effective leader
29: 14 Advice to those who aren’t the best at communication
32:35 Closing questions

  • What is one positive long-lasting change resulting from the pandemic?
  • What one item would you take with you on a NASA flight?
  • Flight v. invisibility: which would you choose?
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