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Remote Work and Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has swiftly and completely turned the world on its head. Businesses shuttered and those who were able, transitioned to working from home. New challenges arose and managers and executives around the world have been forced to adapt in order to lead their teams remotely. Quantic surveyed these leaders — over 450 managers, executives, and professionals who also happen to be students and alumni of our MBA and Executive MBA programs. The emphasis of this survey was on the 90 percent who went from working in an office to working and managing their teams from home. 

The move to working from home comes with a distinct set of challenges — coincidentally, these challenges are frequently cited as benefits of working in an office. For example, some of the top challenges faced by leaders as they worked from home were communication, collaboration, productivity, and creativity — all aspects that were seen as highly valuable to working in an office environment. 

There were also some hopeful results — most Quantic students felt relatively confident in their employment status and had optimism about the future, with nearly half (49 percent) saying that while they felt COVID-19 was changing their industry forever, 38 percent felt it was evolving into something new, and 33 percent feel their industry is changing for the better.  

Watch the video for a look at the top insights on career and industry outlooks, and what it’s been like to lead and manage remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Download the PDF version of the results here.


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