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May 20, 2022

BEST OF THIS WEEK

Our editors’ picks for managers this week include inclusion as the key to innovative leadership, the risks of poor job design in the C-suite, and the growing trend of four-day workweeks to attract and retain employees.
— The MIT SMR Editors
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Set Up to Fail

Poor design of C-suite jobs can block executives from succeeding in their roles.

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What Does the Four-Day Workweek Mean for the Future of Work?

Recent research suggests companies should consider offering a four-day workweek to help attract and retain employees.
The amount of data — the variation in signals that we’re feeding our models — is continuously growing exponentially, and so of course the models are becoming more and more flexible and adaptive as well.”
— Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov, chief AI officer at eBay, in the latest Me, Myself, and AI podcast episode, “Transforming Transactions With Technology

WHAT ELSE WE’RE READING THIS WEEK

» New research from MIT SMR and Deloitte examines the challenges of leading and coordinating workforces that increasingly rely on external contributors (Source: MIT SMR)
» Air monitors alone won’t save communities from toxic industrial air pollution (Source: ProPublica)
» Google and Meta are bringing connectivity to Africa with new subsea cables, highlighting questions around how the internet works — and who controls it (Source: Rest of World)
» Plastic recycling in the U.S. is an abysmal failure, new research suggests (Source: CBS News)

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