As seen on QUARTZ at WORK written by Ryan Graff.
Now, think about your ability to innovate. Both individuals and firms are more creative and innovative when colleagues are close. Those impromptu hallway and elevator conversations that come with office life help spur everything from faster learning to better problem solving, writes Dr. John Sullivan, a professor of management at San Francisco State University. Sullivan argues that some productivity will be lost in foregoing remote work, but “you will gain that initial economic loss and much more back over both the short and long term as a result of the dramatic increase in collaboration and innovation.