Author Malcolm Gladwell says working from home is not in anyone’s best interest and business leaders should tell their employees to go back to the office so they can “feel a part of themselves” “.
Late July speaking on CEO Diaries Podcast, Canadian journalist and author whose work includes Tipping Point , David and Goliath and Blink say that physical connection helps people “feel connected” necessary”. Now that the podcast has come to light, he has received a backlash online.
“It’s really hard to explain this core psychological truth when we’re facing the battle that all organizations are now facing to get people back into the office, which is that we want you to belong and feel necessary,” he said. Say.
Gladwell added, “It’s not in your best interest to work from home.”
“I know it’s a hassle to get into the office, but if you’re just sitting Pajamas in your bedroom, is this the work life you want?” he asked. “Don’t you want to feel a part of yourself?”
He added: “I’m really frustrated that people in leadership positions can’t explain this effectively to their employees.”
Spotlight on Gladwell’s WFH history
However, Gladwell is a longtime remote work enthusiast.
In 2020, Gladwell wrote for The Wall Street Journal in which he admitted that he had been “for most of my adult life” I make a living writing in a coffee shop.
He once told The Guardian that in 2005 he started writing from home, but was always on the couch because he “hated desks” “.
With this paradox front and center, many on social media criticized Gladwell in a Friday New York Post article underscoring MadeThe CEO’s Diary A podcast episode featuring the author.