Management Principles

The Best and Worst States of 2021

U.S. News & World Report published the latest edition of its Best States Rankings.

The New Year’s Resolutions That Don’t Lead to Happiness

COMMENTARY | And better ones to consider instead.

How to Outsmart Your Covid-19 Fears and Boost Your Mood in 2021

COMMENTARY | Releasing negative emotions is the first step in preventing stress overload.

The Big Lesson of 2020

COMMENTARY | 2020 should teach all of us that we can no longer ignore our biggest challenges.

Measuring Your Happiness Can Help Improve It

Are you a Mad Scientist, a Cheerleader, a Sober Judge, or a Poet?

Americans Got Tired of Looking Bad on Zoom

The pandemic’s at-home workers are discovering what internet influencers have long known: If you want to be taken seriously, get good lighting.

Governments Offered Hazard Pay to Frontline Workers. Can They Keep It Up?

With the virus surging across the country, it is unclear whether governments will again offer lump sum payments or keep paying out augmented salaries.

The Future of Work Post-Pandemic: We’re Not Going Back

COMMENTARY | Suddenly, the conversation about telework has shifted from “do we have the right technologies in place?” to “do we have the right people policies and training in place?”

Reading Too Much Political News Is Bad for Your Well-Being

Obsessing over politics could hurt your happiness and your relationships.

3 Research-Based Ways to Cope with the Uncertainties of Pandemic Life

COMMENTARY | Many people feel they’re drowning in unanswered questions and the anxiety they provoke.

What to Do When the Future Feels Hopeless

Humans like to feel optimistic about and in control of where their life is headed. The pandemic has made it very hard to feel that way.

How We Survive the Winter

The coming months of the pandemic could be catastrophic. The U.S. still has ways to prepare.

Inclusion Starts with Better Management—Here's What Employees Say about Making Diversity Work

COMMENTARY | To fully tap into the positive outcomes of diversity, organizations need to focus on inclusion.

Why Female Bosses Get Different Reactions Than Men When They Criticize Employees

COMMENTARY | This has important implications for the success of women in leadership.

Generation Work-From-Home May Never Recover

The social and economic costs borne by young people without offices.

The Clocklike Regularity of Major Life Changes

Transitions feel like an abnormal disruption to life, but in fact they are a predictable and integral part of it.

Why It’s So Lonely at the Top

Work friendships are crucial to happiness. What happens when you can’t make them?

Preparing Your Mind for Uncertain Times

What ancient philosophers can teach us about embracing the unknown.

‘Success Addicts’ Choose Being Special Over Being Happy

COMMENTARY | The pursuit of achievement distracts from the deeply ordinary activities and relationships that make life meaningful.

The End of Open-Plan Everything

Personal space is finally back in style, but re-creating it after two decades of its destruction is hardly a straightforward task.