Ramana Nanda is a professor of entrepreneurial finance at Imperial College London, where he serves as academic lead for the Institute of Deep Tech Entrepreneurship. Professor Nanda is a research fellow in the Financial Economics program of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School.
|Relaxing the rules around physical presence in the office will improve employee productivity and firm performance. Agree||“Enabling individuals to reduce ‘unproductive’ time spent commuting and allowing them more flexibility around when to conduct their work is likely to improve employee morale and productivity. On the other hand, everyone being able to choose when they come to work also lowers the chances of serendipitous connections and the building of trusted relationships that are key to sustaining long-term productivity. Relaxing rules around physical presence in the office on certain days while still requiring everyone’s presence on others may enable firms to make the most of providing employees greater flexibility.”|