A new Harvard Gazette article features research by Blueprint Affiliate Amanda Pallais and her co-authors. The paper explores the impact of working near coworkers on collaboration, on-the-job training, human capital development, and productivity. The findings suggest that transitioning to remote work made engineers under 30 five times more likely to quit compared to when they worked in-person, before the pandemic. This result is likely due to receiving less feedback when working remotely. However, the researchers note a tradeoff: senior engineers experienced reduced productivity when working in-person, potentially because they spent more time providing feedback to younger colleagues. Additionally, the research indicates that women are more likely to ask follow-up questions when working in person.