Editors’ Note

Every year, as we build each issue of Harvard Business Review, we examine the most important challenges facing business leaders today, from technology to people management. Rather than simply monitoring buzzwords or headlines, this involves a combination of looking forward to how businesses will need to incorporate new technologies and contextual realities, and also looking back at lingering management problems to find the ways that researchers and practitioners are addressing them today. The standout articles of the year collected here, for example, explain emerging phenomena like blockchain, dataviz literacy, and algorithms in practical terms. They also offer new perspectives on long-term issues such as boosting employee engagement, ...

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