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4 Types of Innovators Every Organization Needs
Every company strives to be innovative, but most are missing key ingredients. How can you identify which ingredients your organization needs — and which employee styles can fill in the gaps? The authors’ research distills four key innovation styles that can lead to success — generators, conceptualizers, optimizers, and implementors — and explains how common they are across sectors. Then, they outline a four-part framework … [ Read more ]
Authors: Andy Wu, Goran Calic, Min Basadur | Source: "Harvard Business Review" | Subjects: Innovation, Organizational Behavior
How Change Aversion Can Derail a Transformation
Achieving change is difficult. Organizations spend more than $10 billion annually on change transformations, but more than 50% of efforts fail to meet objectives. To better understand why, despite our best intentions, change efforts tend to fail, we looked to the literature—and found that “loss aversion” presents a helpful point of reference.
To better understand this phenomenon, we surveyed more than 200 people across the US … [ Read more ]
Authors: Adriann Negreros, Julia Dhar, Martin Reeves | Source: "Boston Consulting Group (BCG)" | Subjects: Change Management, Organizational Behavior
How the 100 largest marketplaces solved the chicken and egg problem
This essay presents the findings from a six month marketplace research project. There has been a lot written about online marketplaces and the goal was to test these theories by exploring data from a broader set of companies. The authors started by making a list of every marketplace founded, identifying 4,500 companies in total, then collected public data to classify and compare these companies
Author: Eli Chait | Subject: Strategy
Margin management in inflationary times: the importance of end-to-end visibility
The leading companies are harnessing the power of data to lessen the impact of inflation on their business and maintain profit margins.
Authors: Cristobal Lowery, Jean-Paul Savelkoul, Remko de Bruijn, Roger van Engelen | Source: "Kearney" | Subjects: Finance, Operations
Finding their own authentic true north on ESG can help companies navigate society’s expectations and investors’ demands.
Authors: Peter Gassmann, Will Jackson-Moore | Source: "strategy+business" | Subject: Social Responsibility (ESG)
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A Model for Case Analysis and Problem Solving
An article by Professor Edward G. Wertheim, College of Business Administration, Northeastern University Table of Contents: I. Why We Use the Case Approach II. Your Responsibilities III. The Six Steps for Problem Analysis 1. Comprehend the Case Situation: Data Collection, identify relevant facts 2. Defining the Problem 3. Identify the causes of the problem … [ Read more ]
Michael Porter's Big Ideas
The world's most famous business-school professor is fed up with CEOs who claim that the world changes too fast for their companies to have a long-term strategy. If you want to make a difference as a leader, you've got to make time for strategy.
Profitably Parting Ways: Getting More Value from Divestitures
Companies often struggle to capture the full value of a separation. Here’s how to do better.
Winning with an IT M&A Playbook
What brings repeated success in mergers and acquisitions? What ensures that IT does not cause a deal to falter? A playbook that makes IT integration faster, better, and future-proof.
Decision Quality: Improving Value from Capital Allocation
Without well-developed decision systems and processes to address the complexities of capital allocation, organizations often resort to long, drawn-out debates; politicking and gaming the system; the gut instincts of a brave executive and staff; or deferring to quantitative analysis alone. With large amounts at stake, the opportunities for improved decision quality can be considerable.