Firm-Wide Remote Work Caused Microsoft Employees to Spend Less Time With Weak Ties

A study that analyzed anonymized employee-level (email, calendar, etc.) found that the sudden shift from the office to remote work resulted in a silo’ing effect—employees spent more time with strong ties and less time with weak ties from December 2019 to June 2020.

This is presents a challenge as weak ties are important for dissipating information and ideas in an organization.

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