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Remote Workers Spend More on Housing. Do They Deserve Higher Pay?

April 28, 2021
By: Kristen Senz

A kitchen table is not a home office. Companies competing for talent after the pandemic may need to consider remote workers' added housing costs, says Christopher Stanton.

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The Pandemic Conversations That Leaders Need to Have Now

April 21, 2021
By: Boris Groysberg, Robin Abrahams, Katherine Connolly Baden

It's time for leaders to rebuild the bonds that COVID-19 has shaken. First step: Start talking. Boris Groysberg and colleagues share advice for making these conversations meaningful.

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The High Cost of the Slow COVID Vaccine Rollout

April 14, 2021
By: Michael Blanding

Aggressive investment in COVID-19 vaccine production earlier on could have saved lives and prevented $700 billion in global economic losses, says research by Scott Duke Kominers and colleagues.

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How Teams Work: Lessons from the Pandemic

April 7, 2021
By: Kristen Senz

How will COVID-19 change collaboration? When COVID-19 first sent office employees home last year, many managers filled their teams’ calendars with online check-ins, drop-ins, and updates to make up for the loss of spontaneous interactions—often sinking morale and efficiency. Knowledge workers and managers didn’t know what types of interactions they needed to succeed. When managers understand the building blocks for team work, they can allocate time better and select the right communication tools, whether teams are dispersed or together, a new study from Harvard Business School suggests.

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Defining a Post-Pandemic Channel Strategy

April 5, 2021
By: Frank V. Cespedes

Companies have experienced a surge of online orders during the pandemic. As the crisis eases, leaders need to decide whether the dramatic shift to e-commerce is permanent — and allocate investments accordingly.


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