Issue 56, Autumn 2009
In this issue
- Any company that competes on the global stage must, in light of today’s changing workforce, rethink the way it manages people.
India’s Demographic MomentWith the right conditions in place — education, entrepreneurialism, and environmental awareness among them — a young, eager, educated workforce can be the key to prosperity.
Managing with the Brain in MindNeuroscience research is revealing the social nature of the high-performance workplace.
Inside the Kraft Foods TransformationEleven of the top leaders from the largest food and beverage company in the U.S. talk about their three-year turnaround and their campaign to reorganize for growth.
Reinventing Print MediaFour new strategies offer a path to future profits for today’s troubled newspaper and magazine companies.
The Consumerization of Corporate ITAllowing employees access to online IT services, such as e-mail, desktop applications, and file storage, could save corporations money and improve productivity.
A Walled Garden for CapitalNew socially responsible trading networks seek to facilitate long-term profitable investment.
Knockoffs Come of AgeOnce associated with pirated goods, China’s shan zhai companies have become competitive players, even in mature industries.
Rising to the Corporate Education ChallengeAmid layoffs and restructuring, many companies are rethinking, not discarding, their efforts to build worker capabilities.
A Better Model for Health CareAn innovative experiment in Florida shows the potential for more systemic collaboration as the catalyst for lower costs and improved quality.
The Promise (and Perils) of Open CollaborationCompanies like IBM and P&G have prospered by opening their borders, but there are cautionary lessons from the quality movement of the 1980s.
Are You Killing Enough Ideas?Companies can improve their innovation performance by getting their formal and informal organizations in sync.
The Thought Leader Interview: Tim BrownThe CEO of Silicon Valley–based design firm IDEO contends that elegant, customer-centric design stems from a simple set of thinking practices.
Selling Gets ComplexThe Internet, technology, and globalization have changed this age-old game for good.
What Happened at GMA review of Why GM Matters, by William J. Holstein.
The Upside of DownturnsA review of The Silver Lining, by Scott D. Anthony.
An I Ching for BusinessA review of Rules of Thumb, by Alan M. Webber.
Storytelling’s Value for ManagementA review of Management Rewired, by Charles S. Jacobs.
Strong Connections, Less ConflictTeam leaders who foster informal social ties with their subordinates are more likely to boost performance, reduce turnover, and keep team members happy.
Ads That Penetrate Consumers’ Heads and HeartsConsumers process only the most useful and appealing information presented in advertisements.
Managing TelecommutersHow telecommuting policies affect productivity and work-family conflict.
A Five-step Guide to Building Successful BrandsA winning product launch requires differentiation, positioning, personality, vision, and added value.
The Effects of Corporate Gender BiasUncovering why a growing number of women are leaving the corporate workplace.