It’s only human to want to leave the past behind you—especially after the 2016 we had. At work, teams are no different: once they’ve finished a project, they dive headfirst into the next one, without pausing to reflect. As a result, they miss an opportunity to identify hazards to avoid, areas that need improvement, and even successful methods that they should double-down on in the future.
It’s in this spirit that we conducted a retrospective on work in 2016, reviewing major events from startups, Fortune 500’s, and everyone in between to find emerging patterns. It’s our hope that in addition to having a better understanding of the issues affecting the workplace, you’ll also learn how to lead your team through its own retrospective, and develop a plan to make 2017 your most successful year yet.