With the initial excitement of the pandemic and new ways of working over, fear of failure now weighs heavily on many leaders tasked with managing new workplace expectations.
These fears have only increased as the Great Resignation has left leaders hypersensitive to issues of talent retention and apprehensive about what their competitors are doing.
Fear of failure causes leaders to fall back to familiar ways of operating and becoming less empathic to what others want rather than adopting an experimental mindset.
In my latest column for MIT Sloan Management Review I outline a way forwards through redesigning work.
You can read the piece here.