Organizational Change

Using Technology to Drive Business Innovation

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by: Samuel Greengard Building an IT organization that supports innovation, agility and growth is essential, and the right framework can unleash opportunities for business success. Navigating today’s business environment is a remarkably complex task. At some point, almost every road, path and route leads directly to information technology. But putting IT to work in the…

Experiment with Organizational Change Before Going All In

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by: John Beshears and Francesca Gino Think about the last time you considered introducing a significant change in your enterprise with the intention of improving organizational effectiveness. Maybe you were contemplating a change in employment policies such as flextime or one in customer-facing processes such as a new billing system. You likely studied the proposed change in…

4 Simple Ideas for Great Leadership

By Martin McKern I’m fortunate to have worked for several outstanding leaders. I believe that the humility of exceptional leaders makes them hard to spot until you listen and watch closely for lasting results and personal growth in their teams. I have some simple ideas to keep my own leadership journey on track. My personal…

Can Ethics and Big Business Sleep in the Same Bed?

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When I think of big business, I think of oil companies and steel manufacturers. I think of companies like Enron. I think of the caricature of the Monopoly man amassing a great fortune without regard to the good of the people. Or the environment. Or the economy. I think of how much information Google has…

The science of civil war: What makes heroic strife

FOR the past decade or so, generals commanding the world’s most advanced armies have been able to rely on accurate forecasts of the outcomes of conventional battles. Given data on weather and terrain, and the combatants’ numbers, weaponry, positions, training and level of morale, computer programs such as the Tactical Numerical Deterministic Model, designed by…