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Research economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Emanuel’s research on flexible work policies offers valuable insights to help leaders design strategies that maintain organizational productivity while supporting individual employees’ learning and development. Recently, she has authored multiple studies on the impact of remote work, including papers investigating remote work’s impact on productivity among call-center employees and the impact of physical proximity to coworkers on productivity, mentoring, and advancement.

Right now, what is your biggest question or curiosity about the future of work?

Remote work and generative AI have the potential to decrease human contact in the workplace. I am curious about how we can ensure workers have the mentorship, learning, and social connection needed to create productive firms, vibrant careers, and fulfilling lives.

What is one problem leaders should be focused on solving in the year ahead?

The future of work lies in our future workers. Leaders need to ensure people are equipped with the tools to lead productive careers even as the nature of work changes. We must invest in today’s workers to build the skills new jobs demand and invest in tomorrow’s workers by ensuring jobs provide the resources and time to support their families.

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