Editors’ Note

As our editorial team read through the past year’s issues of Harvard Business Review to select the articles for this volume, a feeling of hope emerged among us. After many trying months of social distancing, adjusting to remote work, political unrest, a worldwide recession, and illuminating social justice movements, vaccine rollouts were ramping up globally, and a brighter future felt within reach. When we chose these pieces, we tried not only to look back at the year that was but also to imagine what leaders would need at the dawn of 2022 to thrive in the new normal.

More often than ever before, articles HBR published were a direct response to current events. We covered the issue of anxiety and work for the first time because ...

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