HBR Hotlist (January 31, 2022): Design an Office that People Want to Come Back To; The Four Pillars of Successful Digital Transformations; When a Major Life Change Upends Your Sense of Self; and More

Design an Office that People Want to Come Back to by Andrea Vanecko, Jonathan Ward, Robert Mankin

How one company redesigned its headquarters during the pandemic to meet its employees’ evolving needs.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The 4 Pillars of Successful Digital Transformations by Nathan Furr, Andrew Shipilov, Didier Rouillard, Antoine Hemon-Laurens

A framework to help leaders decide where to invest.

PERSONAL GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION

When a Major Life Change Upends Your Sense of Self by Madeline Toubiana, Trish Ruebottom, Luciana Turchick Hakak

Five research-backed strategies to help you embrace a new identity and move forward with confidence.

GIVING FEEDBACK

Giving Negative Feedback Can Make Empathetic Leaders Less Effective by Ravi S. Gajendran, Emily S. Corwin, Lauren S. Simon, Christopher C. Rosen, Sibel Ozgen

Research suggests it can drain their energy and negatively impact their performance on subsequent tasks.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING

How Workers with a “Gig Mindset” Can Help Your Company Thrive by Jane McConnell

These employees manage themselves, take initiative, and don’t hesitate to question the status quo — all helpful traits during uncertain times.

HIRING AND RECRUITMENT

Don’t Hire a Former Employee Before Asking These Questions by Marlo Lyons

Are they really a good fit — or are you just comfortable with the idea of them?

WORKSPACES DESIGN

Why Companies Aren’t Cutting Back on Office Space by Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis

New survey data sheds light on three key reasons.

STRESS MANAGEMENT

What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Survival Zone by Tony Schwartz

Six tactics to help you manage your energy.

MEETING MANAGEMENT

Please Stop Using These Phrases in Meetings by Rae Ringel

“I’m going to give you 10 minutes of your life back,” and other unbearable meeting jargon.

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

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