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Make Working From Home Work for Everyone

Make Working From Home Work for Everyone


This week finds many of us still settling into our new work-from-home environment. Trying to stay focused with all that is going on in our lives today is not an easy thing to do.


And as much as we know remote work can be fraught with challenges, we want to remind you that HBR will continue to publish articles to help you deal with working remotely and make sense of leading and working through this difficult time. One article in particular, That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief, has struck a chord, becoming one of the most-read stories ever on All of our coverage can be found on this dedicated page.


Here are a few key resources you may find useful to help you stay focused, identify the right work that needs to get done, improve team productivity, and more:


  • HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done Ebook + Tools
    Is your workload slowing you down? Being productive is not about putting in more hours — it’s about prioritizing, planning, and executing the most impactful work. But picking the right projects and staying on task and motivated can be overwhelming, especially now. Our Guide equips you with actionable strategies, templates, and recommendations to identify the right work, focus your efforts, and maintain your commitment.
  • Focus (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)
    The importance of achieving focus goes well beyond your own productivity. Deep focus allows you to lead others successfully, find clarity amid uncertainty, and heighten your sense of professional fulfillment. Yet the forces that challenge sustained focus when working remotely, range from dinging phones to barking dogs to life’s everyday worries. This book explains how to strengthen your ability to focus, manage your team's attention, and break the cycle of distraction.
  • What’s Your Problem?: To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve
    Are you solving the right problems? Have you or your colleagues worked hard on something, only to find out you were focusing on the wrong problem entirely? Most people have. In a survey, 85 percent of companies said they often struggle to solve the right problems. Using real-world stories and unforgettable examples author Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg offers a simple, three-step method — Frame, Reframe, Move Forward — that anyone can use to start solving the right problems. 
  • HBR Guide to Making Better Decisions Ebook + Tools
    You make decisions every day — from prioritizing your to-do list to choosing which long-term projects to pursue. But most decisions don’t have a clear-cut answer and assessing the alternatives and the risks involved can be overwhelming. You need a smarter approach to making the best choice possible.  
  • Teams at Work: Make Time for the Work That Matters (with PowerPoint)
    What if you could free up as much as 20% of your workday to focus on the responsibilities that really matter? It sounds like a pipe dream, but research has proven that it’s possible. This out-of-the-box solution will quickly get you and your team focusing on the work that matters.
  • Improving Productivity: A Harvard ManageMentor Curated Collection
    Improving productivity is more than just a matter of working faster; it’s about accomplishing more with limited resources. This hands-on online course pack includes tips, tools, and tactical advice on four essential management topics to help you get the most out of your time and your team.
  • HBR Guide to Work-Life Balance
    Stop running on empty. Every day you juggle the many components that fill your life. Between work and family commitments, and managing your physical and mental health, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and that you’re letting someone down or neglecting some aspect of your life. But you can find ways to honor your commitments without collapsing. 
  • Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life
    Parents in today’s fast-paced, disorienting world can easily lose track of who they are and what really matters most. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As a parent, you can harness the powerful science of leadership in order to thrive in all aspects of your life. 
  • 5 Years of Must Reads from HBR: 2020 Edition (5 Books)
    Five years’ worth of management wisdom, all in one place. Get the latest, most significant thinking from the pages of Harvard Business Review.


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