Anthropology and Collaboration after Covid-19
As a result of Covid-19, the adoption of remote work has accelerated for "knowledge workers" in Europe, the US, and globally. However, with that comes challenges. How do organizations foster collaboration across distributed environments? Furthermore, as organizations transition to hybrid working, how are collaboration and organizational culture maintained across both virtual and physical settings?
In this presentation, Chris Diming, PhD introduces an anthropological view of collaboration and outlines how anthropological methods can contribute to improving how teams work together in a hybrid world.
Chris Diming is a design anthropologist with a passion for the built environment. A Virginia native, his initial education and experience were in political science and activism. In 2017, he obtained a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Durham University in the United Kingdom. Focusing on public space and urban anthropology, his doctoral research explored how people form, negotiate and mobilize inter-personal relationships in Kosovo. After graduating, he held an applied research role with a property technology start-up aiming to build trust between neighbors in cities. Having recently returned to the United States, he applies anthropological methods to re-imagining workplaces.
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