(DAVIS, Calif.) — Telecommuting is an attractive option for many workers. They don’t have to face a rush hour, commute or play office politics. Or do they? A new study finds there may be a hidden down side to being invisible at the office.
A new study, published in the MIT Sloan Management Review, finds people who don’t put in face time with the boss, get smaller raises and poorer work reviews. Researchers at U.C. Davis found “out of sight is out of mind,” since bosses were more likely to rate employees they saw as dependable and those who put in overtime as ambitious.
But they also found, at-home workers can create a productive image by returning office emails immediately, and being extra visible when they do come into the office.
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