Developing a remote-work policy in academia: Opinion

August 12, 2021
Though remote work offers a variety of benefits, Allison M Vaillancourt argues that institutions should make thoughtful decisions about their remote work policies as it can also cause complications for administrators. Vaillancourt says that administrators should consider what their organizational values are, consider how issues of trust are affecting decisions, and consider fairness in who is allowed to work from home. The author encourages administrators to consider if they have the necessary infrastructure to support remote work and to question if they are missing anything by focusing on work-from-home policies. “Talented people have options,” concludes Vaillancourt, “and they will choose organizations that make it possible for them to have both meaningful jobs and meaningful lives.” The Chronicle of Higher Ed (Editorial)