Work in the time of coronavirus, and after that

Share story

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, author of "Think Outside the Building"
Rosabeth Moss Kanter joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about her new book “Think Outside the Building” and courageous leadership in times of crisis.
Courtesy photo by Peter Simon

How we work has changed significantly in recent weeks as communities and companies adopt social distancing measures. Recent polling shows that roughly 90 percent of Americans are staying at home to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Beyond how work patterns have changed, the pandemic has also had a more chilling effect: job loss. U.S. Labor Department numbers show that more than 3 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week.

Kerri Miller talked with a management professor about how coronavirus is affecting the workplace; what it might mean for how we work in the future; and her new book, “Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time.”

Guest:

  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter co-founded the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University and holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her latest book is “Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time.”

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

Subscribe to the MPR News with Kerri Miller podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts , Spotify or RSS.

Before you go...

MPR News is dedicated to bringing you clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives when we need it most. We rely on your help to do this. Your donation has the power to keep MPR News strong and accessible to all during this crisis and beyond.