‘Productivity paranoia’: Microsoft study of corporate workplaces finds big disconnect in hybrid work

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‘Productivity paranoia’: A major perception gap between employees and leaders could make hybrid work unsustainable at companies around the world if left unaddressed, Microsoft cautioned Thursday as it released the findings of a new workplace study.

How this founder bounced back: Sarah Haggard thought she had done everything right to tee up her Seattle startup for venture capital success. But then her investors backed out. What happened next is a lesson for entrepreneurs facing crushing setbacks. Read more

Real estate giant Compass hit by layoffs: The New York-based brokerage let go of 84 employees based in Washington state as part of a reduction that largely targets the company’s technology workforce. 

Allen Institute maps whole human brain: A $173 million project to create an atlas of the cells in the brain will “open new doors in neuroscience and, ultimately, in medicine as well,” said Rui Costa, CEO and president of the Seattle institution, which is spearheading the endeavor. Read more.

Thanks for reading and have a great day. — GeekWire managing editor Taylor Soper, taylor@geekwire.com; and reporter Kurt Schlosser, kurt@geekwire.com.

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