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Many companies are suffering from ‘productivity paranoia.’ Here’s how to fight it.

October 19, 2022

No, your company’s remote and hybrid workers are probably not slacking off. Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MFST) surveyed 20,000 people in 11 countries and analyzed trillions of Microsoft 365 productivity signals, along with LinkedIn labor trends and Glint People Science findings, to come to one big conclusion: Managers need to ditch “productivity paranoia” in the hybrid era. That paranoia is exacerbated by worsening economic conditions even as employees are more productive than ever, according to Microsoft’s metrics. In this climate, experts say managers would be wise to resist the urge to micromanage as they seek to navigate an uncertain economy amid a still-competitive labor market.

Article Source: Baltimore Business Journal

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