Last update: Sep 27, 2022, 8:28 PM IST

Nadella talks about the WFH culture

Nadella talked about the skepticism surrounding the telecommuting culture and how company leaders aren’t sure their employees are working hard.

Amid the rise of a work-from-home culture following the COVID-19 lockdown, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said bosses fear their employees are slacking off by working from home.

In a recent report on changing attitudes about working in the workplace, Microsoft’s CEO noted that some bosses are skeptical of the work-from-home culture, Windows Central reports.

“We have to get past what we describe as ‘performance paranoia,’ because all the data we have shows that more than 80 percent of individuals feel highly productive — except that their management thinks they’re not.” productive. “, – quotes Nadella.

“It means there’s a real gap in terms of expectations and what they’re experiencing,” he added.

The CEO referred to a major survey conducted in his organization about working from home.

In this survey, 87 percent of Microsoft employees believe that they are more productive when working from home, while 80 percent of Microsoft executives believe that employees are less productive.

Nadella also noted that before the pandemic, only 2 percent of LinkedIn jobs included remote work, but that number jumped to 20 percent after the pandemic.

Microsoft’s current work-from-home policy allows up to 50 percent of employees’ work time to be spent remotely, with more than 50 percent subject to management approval.

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