HBR Hotlist (July 12, 2021): When to Take On Tasks That Are Outside of Your Job Description; Reasons In-Person Work Makes Your Life Easier; A Bigger Office Isn’t Always Better; and More

Writing Can Help Us Heal from Trauma by Deborah Siegel-Acevedo

Three prompts to get started.

MANAGING PEOPLE

Help Your Employees Who Are Anxious About Returning to the Office by Amy Gallo

Seven do’s and don’ts for managers.

PSYCHOLOGY

Why You’re So Anxious About Going Back to the Office by Alice Boyes

And how to make the transition as smooth as possible.

LEADERSHIP & MANAGING PEOPLE

Your Employees Stepped Up in a Crisis. What Happens When It’s Over? by James Allen and Dunigan O’Keefe

Don’t just go back to the old command-and-control approach.

MANAGING YOURSELF

Why You May Actually Want to Go Back to the Office by Art Markman

Three ways in-person work can make your life easier.

WORKSPACES

Do You Really Need All that Office Space? by Nikodem Szumilo and Thomas Wiegelmann

Six factors for companies to consider.

LEADERSHIP & MANAGING PEOPLE

When to Take On Tasks That Are Outside of Your Job Description by Margaret M. Luciano, Virgil Fenters, Semin Park, Amy Bartels, and Scott Tannenbaum

Research from first responder incident simulations suggests it’s not always a good idea.

BOARDS

Boards Are Undergoing Their Own Digital Transformation by Diana Wu David and Sunshine Farzan

A survey of almost 800 global directors sheds light on common shortcomings.

NETWORKING

If a Speaking Gig Can’t Pay, Ask for Another Form of Compensation by Adaira Landry and Resa E. Lewiss

Ten high-value alternative asks.

Posted by Marin Larkin, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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