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Remote-Work Czar Is Shortcut to C-Suite for Rising Professionals

July 26, 2021, 10:00 AM

Ask a college senior, and “vice president of productivity and remote experience” probably isn’t on her list of dream jobs. Yet this fast-growing pandemic-era position has emerged as a previously unimaginable path to the C-suite—or at least to a virtual desk nearby.

The role, named by executive search firm Cowen Partners as one of the 10 most sought-after management jobs right now, entails keeping staff engaged and connected while working from home. Even before the pandemic, 11% of the global workforce was remote, and 20% will still primarily work from home in three years, according to consultant Willis Towers Watson ...

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