Conventional wisdom argues that silos in business are bad, preventing knowledge and information from spreading beyond the silo’s walls. When it comes to returning to work, proponents of all hands on deck in the office insist that remote work creates silos and all but eliminates the opportunity for chance encounters that lead to new ideas or shared knowledge. A new study from Harvard, which analyzed billions of employee emails from 2020 and 2021, found that silos did solidify but that the results were actually positive.
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