More Organizations & people

  • December 18, 2008

    Mothers in the Professional Workplace

    Women are more likely to stay in the workforce after having a child if flexible policies are considered the norm, not the exception.
  • November 25, 2008

    Recent Research

    by Georgia Flight and Bridget Finn
    On sleep-deprived teams, postmerger executives, an unreformed industry, and unanticipated turnover.
  • November 25, 2008

    The Practical Wisdom of Ikujiro Nonaka

    by Sally Helgesen
    To help corporations create knowledge more consciously, the author of Managing Flow draws on Western and Eastern philosophic traditions.
  • November 25, 2008

    Stand by Your Change Agent

    by Stratford Sherman and Marisa Faccio
    Research shows that most transformation leaders go unpromoted, unrecognized, and unrewarded. And their companies suffer in the long run.
  • October 30, 2008

    Self-Esteem and Career Success

    Believing in oneself is more than just a motivational slogan; it can strongly influence long-term career advancement and overall health.
  • September 30, 2008

    Change Management: Who’s in Charge?

    by Richard Rawlinson, Ashley Harshak, and David Suarez
    A new survey finds that transformations succeed when top executives pay attention.
  • September 23, 2008

    Peanut Butter on the Chin

    by James O’Toole
    What The Lucifer Effect, Philip Zimbardo’s landmark book on a prison experiment at Stanford University, tells us about the dangers of corporate conformity.
  • September 11, 2008

    Taking the Long View on Mergers

    The operational benefits of acquisitions often aren’t apparent for 10 years or more, and the best indicator of success is approaching them as one piece of a larger corporate strategy.
  • September 9, 2008

    Why Corporate Buyers Are Dominating M&A

    by Edward H. Baker
    Amid the tightest credit conditions in decades, the market for corporate control is favoring low-leverage, growth-oriented transactions.
  • August 26, 2008

    Design for Frugal Growth

    by Jaya Pandrangi, Steffen Lauster, and Gary L. Neilson
    With the right kind of organization, you can expand while cutting costs.
  • August 26, 2008

    P&G’s Innovation Culture

    by A.G. Lafley
    How we built a world-class organic growth engine by investing in people.
  • August 26, 2008

    A Talent for Talent

    by Richard Rawlinson, Walter McFarland, and Laird Post
    In facing business complexities, a robust and creative human capital plan could be your most effective strategy.
  • August 26, 2008

    Hierarchies for Flow and Profit

    by Brian Dive
    When an organizational design is working, people feel happy and fulfilled and the business runs smoothly.
  • August 19, 2008

    Hearts and Minds

    by Edward H. Baker
    Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter on why urgency in the face of change matters — right now.
  • August 7, 2008

    Negotiating for Optimal Work–Life Balance

    Before entering into job negotiations, women should determine how much they expect to earn and what type of work situation would be most advantageous for all parties.
  • July 29, 2008

    The Decline of the Expat Executive

    by William J. Holstein
    Peter Felix, president of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, discusses the new effort by multinationals to hire local executives in foreign locales.
  • June 17, 2008

    The Sum of the Parts

    by Michael Cooke, Richard Turner, and Stephen Chen
    Effective product innovation depends on fast access to critical design and engineering data. At Whirlpool, the challenge turns out to be as much human as it is technological.
  • June 10, 2008

    It’s Not about the Money

    by John Frehse
    To improve employee morale and productivity, increasing compensation may be precisely the wrong tack.
  • June 10, 2008

    The 21st-Century MBA

    by Mary C. Gentile
    In a world that requires business leaders to address the concerns of all their stakeholders, we must reshape management education to be both practical and aspirational.
  • June 10, 2008

    The Talent Lie

    by Edward E. Lawler III
    “Putting people first” can be more than a slogan.
  • June 10, 2008

    A Better Customer Service Connection

    by Timothy Hoying, Ashish Jain, and Madhu Mukerji-Miller
    Four steps for helping an organization design and deliver a successful customer experience program.
  • May 22, 2008

    Lessons of Silence

    by Bruno Kahne
    What the deaf can teach us about listening — and making ourselves heard.
  • April 8, 2008

    Business Success from the Bottom Up

    by Laura W. Geller
    Management consultant Ralph Sink believes that people, when given ownership and held accountable, will shine.
  • March 25, 2008

    Anyone Around Here Nervous?

    by Art Kleiner
    Public relations guru Robert Dilenschneider on getting ahead when everyone else is concerned about falling behind.
  • March 13, 2008

    Studying the Performance of Fluid Teams

    Leaders should carefully consider how they create working groups by giving managers roles in which they have experience, and forming teams with members who have worked together in the past.
  • March 4, 2008

    Speaking of Jargon

    by Gwen Moran
    If we hate it so much, why do we all use it?
  • February 26, 2008

    Twenty Hubs and No HQ

    by C.K. Prahalad and Hrishi Bhattacharyya
    A new form of global organization grounded in “gateway” countries can allow a company to operate profitably around the world.
  • February 12, 2008

    Freeing Ideas from Their Silos

    by Steven Mains and Laura W. Geller
    How the U.S. Army has transformed its approach to sharing knowledge, and what businesses can learn from it.
  • January 22, 2008

    Signals for the Coming Year

    by Art Kleiner
    Change may be certain, but for a business decision maker, some changes have more impact than others. Here are eight trends that will make the greatest difference in 2008.
  • January 10, 2008

    Taming the Urge for Instant Gratification

    When people make commitments about the future, they are more likely to appeal to their more rational selves. According to the authors, commitment schemes modify people’s behavior more effectively than simple incentive adjustments such as “sin” taxes on cigarettes.
  • January 10, 2008

    Is “One Share–One Vote” the Best System?

    One share–one vote systems, by weakening insiders, make it more likely that value-increasing takeovers will occur. Often, insiders are the only shareholders who will resist such takeovers, and other investors are out of luck if they don’t have voting power.