Equity in the Hybrid Office | MIT Sloan Management Review

Leadership & Culture

In a pre-pandemic work environment, a segment of managers and leaders might view remote workers as being less dedicated than their in-office counterparts. This view could cause remote workers to be overlooked for their contributions, which could limit their advancement and professional development opportunities. However, the pandemic helped to remove the stigma associated with remote work …

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Workforce Agility: Development and Validation of a Multidimensional Measure | Frontiers in Psychology

Leadership & Culture

For years now, we’ve heard about organizations trying to help their workforce become more agile to meet the demands of changing business environments. But as noted in this new research study, while the concept of workforce agility has become increasingly popular, agility has rarely been studied systematically, and relations between agility and positive work outcomes, such …

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6 Articles on Shared Purpose | Gartner’s April HR Leaders Monthly

Leadership & Culture

Many people have reflected on their purpose in life during the past two years of the pandemic. And while there are many definitions of purpose, a McKinsey article describes it as an enduring, overarching sense of what matters in a person’s life; people experience purposefulness when striving toward something significant and meaningful to them. With many workers wanting to …

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Research: Why Every Leader Needs to Worry About Toxic Culture | MIT Sloan Management Review

Leadership & Culture

As noted in a recent post, talent attraction and retention and organizational culture are areas of focus for many company boards and executives. And while these components are often shown as separate topics, it’s important to acknowledge the relationship between company culture and the ability to attract and retain talent. In this article, the authors peel back findings …

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Generative Leadership: The New Way of Leading | BCG

Leadership & Culture

The last two years have brought the toughest test in leadership for leaders worldwide. Yet, many leaders rose to the occasion. According to this BCG year-long research project, many of the tactics leaders effectively employed during the pandemic can form the basis for an approach to leading in a post-pandemic world. The authors refer to this …

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Reinventing Gender Diversity Programs for a Post-Pandemic World | BCG

Leadership & Culture

I have posted extensively over the past two years about the pandemic’s impact on various worker segments, including women in the workplace. One post that received much attention is LeanIn.org’s 2021 Women in the Workplace Report—a report produced annually since 2015 and the most extensive study on the state of women in corporate America. The 2021 …

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The Fabric of Belonging: How to Weave an Inclusive Culture | Bain & Co.

Leadership & Culture

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) continue to be a priority for many organizations. However, DEI efforts often fall short of their desired outcomes. As firms seek to make meaningful progress in their DEI initiatives, many are turning to the (I)nclusion component of DEI and creating and fostering an inclusive culture. Inclusive cultures are often described as one …

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What Board Members of U.S Public-Companies Think is Important in 2022 | Corporate Board Member

Leadership & Culture

Company Boards have expanded their oversight scope to include a range of new issues and challenges over the past two years. And with no shortage of topics to focus on in 2022, it is informative to understand board members’ top concerns, challenges, and agenda for the rest of the year. This article shares insights from …

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HR For Ukraine Resources | HR for Ukraine

Leadership & Culture Workforce Trends

As organizations continue to support employees, colleagues, families, and friends in Ukraine and surrounding areas, this reference provides links to helpful resources, including those for HR. While you can view the complete set of resources via the link below, a few to highlight include 1) Lars Schmidt has a thread on LinkedIn collecting internal memos on the crisis that …

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Work Will Never Be the Same—Savvy Business Leaders Are Adapting to Change That’s Already Here | BCG

HR Effectiveness Leadership & Culture

Hybrid work, employee wellness, and diversity and inclusion are just a few of many workplace topics that have received heightened attention over the past two years. And while these topics are sometimes presented as standalone priorities, leaders responsible for planning and executing multiple workplace priorities must look at them in aggregate. This BCG article provides …

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