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The Productivity Puzzle of Working Remotely

Research by Harvard University suggests that there are productivity gains for companies that offer remote working — both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, whether those gains will persist after the pandemic depends on the type of workers attracted to remote jobs.


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What Risks Can Superhuman CEOs Bring to an Organization?

There are two things working against themselves: the creation of this all-powerful, charismatic CEO, and at the same time, that person realistically cannot be expected to comprehend everything that is happening in the organization. And as a result, our expectations of the impact that one person can have on an organization becomes wholly unrealistic.
Richard Fenning, Former CEO of Control Risks
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Every board of directors in the world is thinking about the company’s strategy, and strategy is necessary, but they should be just as rigorously thinking about culture. A strategy can take down a company, but so can a culture. A quick way to know how the culture of the company is doing is to look at the patterns associated with achievement.
Frances Frei, Professor at Harvard Business School
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