Traditional HR practices won’t suffice when firms seek to attract the sometimes quirky, and always necessary, idea people.
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- Employees who know what their bosses earn work harder, but the opposite is true if their colleague’s paycheck is bigger.
- A study of firms in 43 countries finds that treating employees well pays off.
- Although supervisors’ humor can boost workplace morale, too many jokes or the wrong sort can leave employees feeling disengaged and more apt to break the rules.
- Employees often take a pay cut to participate in CSR programs, but many do so to gain career skills.
- High-profile companies that frequently use consumer data are targets, and negative effects linger for years.
- Consumers’ bonds with brand characters are much like trusted friendships. And when that old pal gets a makeover, certain consumers will be resistant to the change.
- For people who put in long hours but love their jobs, a sense of fulfillment seems to offset unhealthy stress.
- In the era of social media and big data, maintaining consumer relationships is a lot trickier than it used to be.
- A subtle suggestion from management can positively influence employee behavior, but a heavy-handed approach is likely to backfire.
- Although crowdfunding has been hailed as a brilliant new tool for edgy entrepreneurs, Internet investors tend to back safer, less groundbreaking products.
- As business and technology strategies become more integrated, companies need an IT manager who can watch the bottom line and communicate, as well as do the hard coding.
- An informal social media style can backfire on an unknown company or boost trust among an audience that is already familiar with the firm.
- Companies around the world need a comprehensive plan in place to ensure that critical business can still get done in the case of a prolonged Web outage.
- CEOs who fly planes in their spare time take on risks and seek out new experiences, traits that lead them to preside over firms with better innovation outcomes.
- Young firms are valued significantly higher and attract more financing after their founders relinquish some power.
- Upstart firms that want to break into an established sector often must collaborate with the very power brokers they seek to unseat.
- Traditional marketing tends toward rigidity and long-range planning, but firms must break out of this framework to exploit unexpected, one-off events.
- Investors appreciate hearing about a new CEO’s strategic vision, and they respond by bidding up the stock price.
- Companies that receive awards for product design see an immediate uptick in stock price.
- Popular commercials aired during the big game can drive up a firm’s stock price, but only if the brand is relatively unknown or has a flagging reputation.
- Activist groups’ ideological stance, as well as a company’s own characteristics, shape the types of strategies used to effect change.
- Consumers who use mobile apps tend to make more-frequent purchases, spend less per transaction, and return items more often than those who don’t.
- Although manufacturers can derive some short-term benefits from unauthorized retailers, outright bootlegging is harmful to profits and reputation.
- For companies, sustaining a consistently high level of performance requires unique capabilities that may differ sharply from the strategies they used to succeed in the first place.
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