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How has the past year changed you and your organization?

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Empson, L 
Howard-Grenville, Jennifer  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3737-0465

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For organizations and individuals, the pandemic has represented a prolonged time of trial—what cultural anthropologists call a liminal experience. The term was originally used to describe a cultural rite of passage—young members of a tribe were tested to their limits, both physically and mentally, to prepare them for the transition to adulthood. It’s a concept that can also be applied to significant transitions in our organizational lives, including those brought about by the current pandemic.

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Harvard Business Review

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0017-8012

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Harvard Business School Publishing

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