06/06/2020 06:00 PM | Click to read full article
This question is important now because, during crises such as Covid-19, people often tend to focus more on tactical work than adapting to solve the bigger, newer problems the business may be facing. Inertia for work is bound to increase as people wonder if there’s a point in even trying. The HBR study found that analysts trying to shore up the markets had the highest motivation levels of their careers during 18-hour work days. Military veterans talked about their highest-stakes days in the same way.