Dr. Kim de Laat’s article “Remote Work and Post-Bureaucracy: Unintended Consequences of Work Design for Gender Inequality” was selected as a nominee for the 2024 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Research Excellence in Work and Family. This award is presented to author(s) of the best research paper published in a given year.

Kim de Laat

de Laat’s work was recognized as being one of the top 13 articles among over 2,500 work-family articles published in 2023. To be considered for this award, a very rigorous process involving nomination and review by a committee of over 70 leading scholars determined this year’s finalists from articles published in over 70 leading English-language journals from around the world.

de Laat’s article contrasted two prominent work design systems – “agile” and “waterfall” – to examine gendered patterns in the adoption of remote work and the consequences of each design. de Laat helps refine the understanding of potential barriers to remote work and the gender dynamics underlying work design.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kim de Laat for her significant contribution to the work-family literature worldwide.

Read the full journal article: Remote Work and Post-Bureaucracy: Unintended Consequences of Work Design for Gender Inequality

About the Kanter Award

The Kanter Award raises awareness of excellent work-family research, fosters debate about standards of excellence, identifies the “best of the best” studies on which to base future research, and outlines specific implications of the research for work-life and human resource professionals.

Named in honour of Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who has been identified as the most influential contributor to modern literature on work and family, the Kanter Award is given for the best research paper(s) published during the year. The rigorous award process involves a minimum of 60 scholarly reviewers from all over the world who decide on the Kanter winners from over 2500 articles published in over 64 scholarly journals. No applications or nominations are accepted.