Sara Perry on Remote Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tonight I’m joined by Sara Perry, Assistant Professor of Management at Baylor University, to talk about the great and terrible experiment in remote work that many American workers are now experiencing. What, if anything, does the research have to tell us about implementing remote work programs under conditions like these? What can we learn from experience?

You can follow Sara on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn. Also, please consider her research request: “We are currently recruiting couples to participate in a study on remote work — qualified married or cohabiting couples are those in which at least one partner works remotely (at least some of the time) and works full-time for an organization (no self-employed business owners): http://tinyurl.com/baylorremoteworkstudy. We are compensating with $25 Amazon gift cards and are taking enrollments for the next launch date in April now. We are actively recruiting both experienced remote workers and new remote workers. More details on eligibility are at the link.”


  1. Lloyd Carmack


  2. Danny Schuster

    I work in the electrical union and just about everyone I know has been impacted by coronavirus. All of us are furloughed and unfortunately cannot work from home. Working from home would be amazing, being able to sleep in and setting your own schedule to get work done sounds like the best possible schedule for any worker in any industry. Also, no traffic. Unfortunately some people would probably not be able to work efficiently from home since I view being home as relaxation and would find it hard to treat it as an efficient work space. I would be able to spend more time with my friends and family since I would see my family more everyday. I wish our industry could do work from home but it is impossible to be able to be in the electrical union and work at home since we have to be at different job sites all the time. I do hope however that many companies will see that people can work remotely from home and will offer it as an option for employees. I can see it also as if a worker would like to request a fay off of work from the office, and employer would be like “oh yeah that’s fine, just get the work done at home.” and people would never be able to have a day off of work again. I don’t know, it will be interesting to see how work at home plays out throughout the rest of this pandemic and this year.

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