Staying Agile Beyond a Crisis

Darrell Rigby, partner at Bain & Company, says many firms have rapidly adopted agile principles to react to the coronavirus crisis.

Therapist Esther Perel on Work and the Pandemic

The pandemic has forced almost everyone to change the way they work. Many of those changes have been emotionally challenging.

How to Hold Remote Workers Accountable Without Micromanaging

Good managers don’t actually care what folks do with their time. They care if the job gets done.

How to Collaborate Effectively if your Team is Remote

Clarity and consistency are key. For more, watch How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote.

8 Ways Managers Can Support Employees’ Mental Health

Uncertainty breeds anxiety, and we are living in uncertain times. Between rising numbers of Covid-19 cases, questions about whether or not to reopen economies and businesses.

The Work-From-Home Shift Shocked Companies—Now They’re Learning Its Lessons

A shift potentially as monumental as the movement of workers into factories during the Industrial Revolution has swept the globe, only this transition happened in months, and moved people in the opposite direction—back home.

HBR – Innovate with Urgency, Even When There Is No Crisis

In the past few months, we’ve seen a stark contrast between the modest pace of typical change management projects and the rapid innovation that is stimulated by a crisis.

INC – How to Stay Creative When Your Team Is Working Remotely

The 90-year-old Radio Flyer factory in Chicago is an exemplar of onsite innovation. Brainstorming takes place in the Engine Room, which is awash in whiteboards and Post-it notes.

Podcast – HBR Ideacast – Adapting Negotiations to a Remote World

Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, studies negotiations to understand the path to the “sweet spot” where all sides of the table come away happy. And she says there are more pitfalls on that path when more of us are working remotely and online.

Podcast – The Economist – The Pandemic Has Shown There’s Another Way of Organizing White Collar: The Future of the Office

THE PANDEMIC has been a giant experiment in working from home. We examine whether workers are happier and more productive using Zoom in their pyjamas than commuting in a suit.