Any company that competes on the global stage must, in light of today’s changing workforce, rethink the way it manages people.
Issue 56, Autumn 2009
In this issue
Managing with the Brain in Mind, Inside the Kraft Foods Transformation, Rising to the Corporate Education Challenge, and More
- Allowing employees access to online IT services, such as e-mail, desktop applications, and file storage, could save corporations money and improve productivity.
- New socially responsible trading networks seek to facilitate long-term profitable investment.
- Once associated with pirated goods, China’s shan zhai companies have become competitive players, even in mature industries.
- Amid layoffs and restructuring, many companies are rethinking, not discarding, their efforts to build worker capabilities.
- An innovative experiment in Florida shows the potential for more systemic collaboration as the catalyst for lower costs and improved quality.
- Companies like IBM and P&G have prospered by opening their borders, but there are cautionary lessons from the quality movement of the 1980s.
- Companies can improve their innovation performance by getting their formal and informal organizations in sync.
- The CEO of Silicon Valley–based design firm IDEO contends that elegant, customer-centric design stems from a simple set of thinking practices.
- The Internet, technology, and globalization have changed this age-old game for good.
- A review of Why GM Matters, by William J. Holstein.
- A review of The Silver Lining, by Scott D. Anthony.
- A review of Rules of Thumb, by Alan M. Webber.
- A review of Management Rewired, by Charles S. Jacobs.
- Team leaders who foster informal social ties with their subordinates are more likely to boost performance, reduce turnover, and keep team members happy.
- Consumers process only the most useful and appealing information presented in advertisements.
- How telecommuting policies affect productivity and work-family conflict.
- A winning product launch requires differentiation, positioning, personality, vision, and added value.
- Uncovering why a growing number of women are leaving the corporate workplace.