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Is Hybrid and Remote Work Here to Stay? Opportunities and Challenges in the United States and Abroad

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Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, there has been public dialog and debate about the benefits and drawbacks to working from home across all industries. This chapter explores the rapid rise of remote and hybrid work after the global pandemic and what it means for the future of higher education in the United States and abroad. As employees demand a better work-life balance, colleges and universities worldwide are finding that they need to be more flexible than ever, especially in the face of a competitive labor market. This chapter offers several recommendations for human resource professionals, faculty members, and advanced practitioners to consider when developing hybrid and remote work policies after COVID-19, especially during the Great Resignation and quiet quitting era.

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    The term People of Color refers to those who identify as one or more of the following: American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latina/o/x, or Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian.

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    Rize Education is a higher education company in partnership with the Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges (LCMC) Consortium. The LCMC, formed in 2015, is pioneering an innovative course-sharing model to help private colleges and universities grow enrollment through new degree programs while streamlining and lowering institutional costs. Rize provides the LCMC with the platform that powers this collaborative model, allowing member institutions to adopt high-demand majors, minors, and certificates that are built to get students ready for careers in the fastest-growing fields.

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    The term “Shecession” is likely due to the overrepresentation of women in health care, food preparation, and personal service occupations that were curtailed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic; increased childcare needs; providing care for family members; and gender and income wage gap (Thoreau, 2022).

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    The term “warmth-competence” refers to the need to balance perceived warmth (kind, welcoming, caring, empathetic) while appearing competent (direct, clear, knowledgeable, decisive) (Trezbiatowski et al., 2023).

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Chan, R.Y., Lin, X., Bista, K. (2023). Is Hybrid and Remote Work Here to Stay? Opportunities and Challenges in the United States and Abroad. In: Chan, R.Y., Lin, X., Bista, K. (eds) Rethinking Hybrid and Remote Work in Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-36632-1_2

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