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MIT Sloan Management Review: Are Your Team Members Lonely?

Lecturer of Management Constance Hadley recently had a piece published in MIT Sloan Management Review on team member loneliness. Specifically, her piece looks at trends in team collaboration and social interaction before and during the shift to remote work due to COVID-19.

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Lecturer of Management Constance Hadley recently had a piece published in MIT Sloan Management Review on team member loneliness. Specifically, her piece looks at trends in team collaboration and social interaction before and during the shift to remote work due to COVID-19.

You might think that working on a team would stave off loneliness by fostering a sense of community and camaraderie. But in our research, we have found that the composition, duration, and staffing of teams can trigger or exacerbate feelings of social disconnection in the workplace.

This piece looks at the results of surveys of nearly 500 global executives.

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J.P. Matychak is Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives & Chief of Staff at BU Questrom School of Business. He also serves as the managing editor for Insights@Questrom and host of the Insights@Questrom Podcast. J.P. holds a BS in Business and Economics from Lehigh University, an MEd in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh, and an EdD in Administrative and Policy Studies in Higher Education from the University of Pittsburgh. J.P.’s research focuses on traditional strategic planning, new methods for strategic planning that infuse agile and design thinking methods, and leadership in higher education.

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