MIT SMR Columnists / Editing Portfolio / By Deborah Milstein All articles published by MIT Sloan Management Review online and in print. How Far-Reaching Could the Four-Day Workweek Become? | Ben LakerExperiments show that four-day workweeks can help companies trim costs, retain employees, and boost worker well-being. Embrace Mistakes to Build a Learning Culture | Ben LakerMistakes and critical incidents can serve as learning opportunities and help build a culture of growth and innovation. Seeing the Unseen: A New Lens on Visibility at Work | Martha BirdWhen leaders recognize the perspectives of overlooked populations, it opens up opportunities for innovation and change. Before Starting Your Own Business, Ask These Four Questions | Ben LakerDetermining whether entrepreneurship is right the right path for you requires preparation and introspection. Reimagining the Workspace to Boost Human Connection | Martha BirdReimagined workspaces can enable interactions that foster more meaningful human connections in our work lives. The Benefits and Risks of Rehiring a Boomerang Employee | Ben LakerRehiring a former employee can benefit an employer if the right expectations are put in place. What Does the Four-Day Workweek Mean for the Future of Work? | Ben LakerRecent research suggests companies should consider offering a four-day workweek to help attract and retain employees. Enter the Cube Farm | Martha BirdThe office cubicle is the product of a well-intended design philosophy gone astray. Why Modern Executives Are More Susceptible to Hubris Than Ever | Ben LakerIn the age of the celebrity CEO, too many leaders sacrifice character and good judgment in pursuit of their own success. Contextualizing the Office: How and Where Work Gets Done | Martha BirdOur systems of belief, technology, and cultural practices have shaped what many of us think of as “the office.” Why Companies Should Adopt a Hub-and-Spoke Work Model Post-Pandemic | Ben LakerThe hub-and-spoke model of work offers a middle ground between packed offices and the isolation of working at home. Why Gig Work Needs to Demonstrate Loyalty, and How to Do It | Ben LakerSeveral principles can be applied to create reciprocal loyalty and benefits between organizations and gig workers.