This Week in Leadership (Aug 21 - Aug 27)

The 3 work assignments done best at the office (instead of remotely). Plus, is the workday actually getting shorter?

What tasks are best done at the office? Why are more companies beating their earnings expectations even when overal earnings growth is declining? Plus, is the workday actually getting shorter? Plus, why being hopeful at the office might be a job requirement these days. Here are some recent articles by Korn Ferry’s content team on leadership-related news.

Return to the Office Because…

Are leaders asking people to come back for the wrong reasons? New research highlights when in-person is best.

‘We’re Doing Better Than Expected’

Earnings were down in Q2, but nearly eight in ten firms beat analyst expectations. Are firms back to their pre-pandemic ways of lowballing forecasts?

It’s 4:30. Time to End the Workday?

Stressed-out employees are rolling back their time on the job by 37 minutes, a new study shows.

5 Ways to Get Creative in Any Job

At a time when firms need workers to live up to their creative potential, 75% of people say they aren’t. How to change that.

Changing the Conversation

Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison highlights why leaders should reshape how they talk about worker productivity.

Unveiling the Impact of Menopause in the Workplace

Almost half of women Korn Ferry surveyed say that their work performance is disrupted by perimenopause- and menopause-related symptoms. A groundbreaking new report looks at women’s health and the workplace.