Proximity bias is the idea that employees with close physical proximity to their team and company leaders will be perceived as better workers and ultimately find more success in the workplace than their remote counterparts. That bias often looks like on-site employees having access to better perks and getting more time with executives, while remote employees may get left out of meetings, inadvertently silenced on calls and potentially even paid less than their co-located peers.
Transitioning fully to remote work may eliminate the potential for proximity bias, but it still has its own caveats. Fully remote work environments exacerbated some types of harm to employees during the pandemic
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