Unveiling Remote Work Efficiency: Dr. Nicholas Bloom's Journey of Surprising Discoveries from McKinsey to Stanford - ep. 056

Nick Bloom, Ph.D., Rick Haney and Kaleem Clarkson
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42 minutes

In this episode, Rick and Kaleem interview Dr. Nicholas Bloom, a visionary researcher in remote and hybrid work. Originally from London but now based in the Bay Area, Dr. Bloom has an impressive background as a former Associate Consultant at McKinsey and currently serves as a professor of Economics at Stanford University. With a research focus on remote work since 2010, Dr. Bloom's work has gained international recognition and been featured in prestigious publications such as Time Magazine, Business Insider, and Forbes. Additionally, his expertise led to an invitation to the Working Family Summit in Washington D.C, where he had the opportunity to meet President Obama.

During the interview, Dr. Bloom shares their personal journey, reflecting on their time at McKinsey and emphasizing the significance of work-life balance. They delve into their TEDx talk and present intriguing findings from various research studies. Notably, one study revealed a 13% increase in efficiency and an impressive 50% reduction in employee turnover rates among remote workers. Another study, involving 800 companies, unveiled a strong correlation between high-performing firms, effective management practices, and employee-friendly policies such as paternity leave, maternity leave, and work flexibility.

These findings spark a profound discussion on the disparity between employee aspirations for flexible work arrangements and the limited offerings from employers, which has become even more relevant during the pandemic.

Join us for this captivating interview as we explore the future of remote work, work-life balance, and the transformative potential of Dr. Nicholas's research. Gain valuable insights from a visionary at the forefront of remote and hybrid work, and discover strategies to thrive in the evolving landscape of work and productivity.

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