Videoconferencing is now a prominent aspect of many daily work routines. In many ways, this change has made virtual work possible by allowing colleagues to connect across distances and time zones. Despite the benefits of this development, there is a risk that this trend may exacerbate pre-existing inequalities. In a recent peer-review article published in The Leadership Quarterly, Andy Loignon, a Senior Research Scientist at CCL, and his co-authors examined how videoconferencing technology may inadvertently signal one’s social class position, affect others’ judgments of informal leadership, and ultimately become a mechanism of inequality in the workforce.

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