May 22, 2024

Richardson’s Column Stresses Importance of Coming to Work

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

In her weekly column in The Free Lance-Star, College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson addresses the prevalence of teleworking, working from home and showing up late, and the message it sends to others.

 

I’VE had several conversations recently about people not coming to work.

In one situation, the manager doesn’t arrive at work until much later in the day than his employees. The employees—and everyone else—notice. Except maybe the manager’s supervisor. Is he unaware?

In another situation, a new employee was hired into a smaller organization. Most of the people she works with, including managers and peers, ‘work from home’ most days. So she’s sitting in essentially an empty office a lot of the time.

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