Good leadership while working from home: behavioural economists share their tips

What are the new challenges facing bosses in an age of working from home, and what does good leadership from home look like? International speakers provided answers at the 8th Academy of Behavioural Economics. The video recording is available online.
4 February, 2021 by
Gute Führung im Homeoffice: Verhaltensökonomen geben Tipps
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

Working from home has brought 13% more productivity, 8% more satisfaction and more efficient meetings during the pandemic, according to studies. ‘Without appropriate complementary measures, however, short-term productivity gains can erode over time,’ says Ernst Fehr, Professor of Microeconomics and Experimental Economics at the University of Zurich. This is the case, he says, when people take advantage of arrangements for working from home.

Raffaella Sadun, Professor of Economics at Harvard Business School, agrees: ‘Working from home is not only changing where we work, but also how.’ New structures require new skills, on both sides: for managers and for employees. Burnout and meeting fatigue are two of the risks associated with working from home.

So, what does good leadership look like when working from home? How can working from home be made productive and sustainable? These were some of the questions discussed by Ernst Fehr, Raffaella Sadun and Gerhard Fehr, Executive Behavioural Designer and CEO at FehrAdvice & Partners, at the 8th Academy of Behavioural Economics on 27 January 2021. The video recording of the webinar is available online:

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