Effective teams don’t just happen — you design them. And two of the most important elements of that design are a.) the degree to which team members are interdependent — where they need to rely on each other to accomplish the team task, and b.) how you’ll actually coordinate that interdependence. This issue arose when I […]

“Who are you?” may well be the world’s most frequently asked question. On a website, in a nightclub, at an airport, or in front of a bank counter, everyone wants us to prove that we are who we say we are. But 2.4 billion poor people worldwide, about 1.5 billion of whom are over the […]

If you are in an influential position, you have probably said words to the effect of “My door is always open.” You likely meant this declaration very genuinely. You might well feel that you are a pretty approachable sort of person and that others feel comfortable coming to you with their issues and their ideas. […]

Cat Yu for HBR We know that work is one of the leading causes of stress for American adults. But in the aftermath of a heated presidential campaign, we were curious about whether political talk was adding an extra layer, threatening job performance, productivity, and employee well-being. The American Psychological Association (APA) regularly releases surveys […]