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Learn how happiness can impact your performance.

Feb. 18, 2022

BEST OF THIS WEEK

Our editors’ picks for managers this week include the surprising performance impact of happiness, leveling the playing field for employees with disabilities, and shifting from B2B to B4B.
— The MIT SMR Editors

Top Performers Have a Superpower: Happiness

A large-scale study found that well-being predicts outstanding job performance.
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Leveling the Playing Field Through Remote Work

Allowing employees to work from home now and post-pandemic can benefit those with or without disabilities.

Shifting From B2B to B4B Can Build a More Sustainable Business

Reframing your B2B company as a business-for-business company can boost revenues, customer retention, and worker morale.

Companies Are Making Serious Money With AI

Respondents to recent global surveys say their organizations are capturing substantial value from AI.
If you are unwilling to stand for what you believe in and make people understand who you are and who you are not, then you’re at greater peril than ever before.”
— Doug Palladini, global brand president at Vans, in “A Global Brand President’s View of the Future of Work,” part of MIT Sloan Management Review’s recent Work/22 virtual symposium

WHAT ELSE WE’RE READING THIS WEEK

» What happens to medical patients when the companies behind their cutting-edge neural implants go out of business? (Source: IEEE Spectrum)
» What parents really need from employers to return to the workplace (Source: Parents)
» How the pandemic catalyzed new forms of rapid communication and collaboration in scientific research (Source: Scientific American)
» Your attention deserves some attention: An overly intense focus on a goal can counterintuitively lead to “goal neglect” (Source: strategy + business)

ON DEMAND WEBINAR

Simplify and Accelerate Your Enterprise App Development

MIT SMR Connections | Sponsored by Outsystems
Learn how how the enterprise low-code approach can simplify and speed up projects for new digital experiences in the era of cloud-native applications.

Creating and Marketing Apps With the Customer in Mind

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Only 40% of U.S. consumers consider the apps they use to be “customer focused,” according to a new Google-Qualtrics study. The research findings indicate that incorporating three key insights into your app strategy can help you land that coveted spot on consumers’ phones. Learn more »

UPCOMING LINKEDIN LIVE EVENT

How Al Spurs Employee Engagement and Innovation at Levi Strauss & Co.

Thursday, Feb. 24 | 12 P.M. EST
Join Levi Strauss & Co.’s Katia Walsh as she explains how AI boot camps have transformed worker attitudes toward AI. Plus, MIT SMR’s David Kiron and BCG’s Shervin Khodabandeh will share additional cultural benefits that come with corporate AI adoption.

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