Expert insights and strategies for managers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Latest COVID-19 Resources from MIT SMR
The Top MIT SMR Articles of 2021
Optimizing Return-to-Office Strategies With Organizational Network Analysis
Rob Cross and Peter Gray
Technology Innovation Strategy
Cybersecurity for a Remote Workforce
Rico Brandenburg and Paul Mee
Technology in the Pandemic: Recreate the Office or Repurpose It?
Eliana Crosina and Beth Schinoff
How to Sustain Your Organization’s Culture When Everyone Is Remote
Ranking How National Economies Adapt to Remote Work
Sarah H. Bana et al.
Office Space — Sized Extra Large
Bruce Posner and Elizabeth Heichler
New Leadership Challenges for the Virtual World of Work
Alec Levenson and Patrick McLaughlin
Five Ways Leaders Can Support Remote Work
Donald Sull et al.
Dynamic Networks Improve Remote Decision-Making
Abdullah Almaatouq and Alex “Sandy” Pentland
Iterating With Remote Work
Kristine Dery and Paul Michelman
Sustaining Employee Networks in the Virtual Workplace
Daniel Z. Levin and Terri R. Kurtzberg
The Surprising Science Behind Successful Remote Meetings
Steven G. Rogelberg
More Free Resources
Why Pivoting People Is a Strategic Priority
Companies must retrain their employees to fill the roles most closely aligned with their revised strategic directions.
Curtis L. Odom and Charn P. McAllister
The Retail Profitability Paradox
Retailers must explore new revenue streams, monetize existing assets, and embrace a consumer-to-business mentality.
Rodney R. Sides and Lupine Skelly
How Digital Inclusion Can Help Solve Grand Challenges
A global study of online hackathons offers best practices for designing virtual ideation sessions.
Tomoko Yokoi et al.
Skills & Learning
How to Address Worker Skill Gaps in the Return to Work
As hiring begins to accelerate, companies may need to retrain workers whose skills stagnated while they were unemployed.
How COVID-19 Will Change the Geography of Competition
Three trends are reshaping global strategy and operations for the world’s largest companies.
Skills & Learning
What Happens if ‘Absorbing by Observation’ Disappears?
New hires are at risk of losing the subtly communicated knowledge shared through in-person work.
Managing Your Career
How to Manage ‘Invisible Transitions’ in Leadership
Four steps to help leaders transition into a substantial new role without a change in title or authority.
Ingo Marquart et al.
How Organizations Can Promote Employee Wellness, Now and Post-Pandemic
It benefits both workers and companies when leaders proactively support employees’ mental health and wellness.
Ben Laker and Thomas Roulet
How to Combat Virtual Meeting Fatigue
Leaders can make meetings more effective and less fatiguing by incorporating feedback from their teams.
Katie Kavanagh et al.
Data & Data Culture
Experiments and Data for Post-COVID-19 Work Arrangements
Testing can guide decisions such as who needs to work in an office and what work hours are optimal.