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Jennifer Franczak Co-Authors Article on Equity in the Hybrid Office

March 24, 2022  | 1 min read

Pre-pandemic, many leaders considered remote workers to be less dedicated than their in-person counterparts. For remote employees, advancement within an organization and professional development opportunities often remained inaccessible; the lack of physical presence in the workplace essentially allowed leaders to overlook these employees’ contributions and aspirations. Pepperdine Graziadio faculty member, Jennifer Franczak, PhD, co-authored an article with Curtis L. Odom from D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in Boston and Charn P. McAllister from W.A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University to explore how leaders and employees alike must work to ensure the fair treatment of both in-person and remote workers for MIT Sloan Review. Their recommendations: be willing and able partners, focus forward (not back), reassess the value of visibility, draw a line, and build cultures of belonging. Franczak and her co-authors say leaders and employees must partner together to make genuine progress toward establishing true equity in the hybrid office.

The full article is available at MIT Sloan Management Review.