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Rebecca Hinds

I study the future of work. My first research stream examines how emergent technologies such as algorithms and artificial intelligence are transforming organizations, including some of the most fundamental structures in organizations. My second research stream examines how hybrid and remote work are transforming organizations. I specialize in ethnographic methods, embedding myself in organizations for months and sometimes years at a time, and have studied a wide range of organizations, including a scientific laboratory with a strong in-office presence, a rapidly growing “hybrid” software company with most of its employees working remotely, and a fully-remote company with no headquarters at all. My interdisciplinary research focuses on combining sociology, psychology, management science, and data science—with a practical bent—to make theoretical contributions to extant research. I have a strong bias towards making practical contributions that help leaders in today’s organizations navigate and respond to the future of work.