The office-furniture design leader is betting on innovation as it continues to push the envelope of management practice.
Content: Case Study | Author: Bill Birchard | Source: strategy+business | Subject: Management | Company: Herman Miller
How Baxter International’s chief Harry Kraemer learned to stop worrying and love sustainability.
Content: Article | Author: Bill Birchard | Source: Chief Executive | Subjects: People, Social Responsibility
In this golden age of investment returns, we often think of corporate performance one way: Did it make enough money, or didn’t it? But corporations themselves have stopped viewing performance by this one measure, according to Epstein, a long-time researcher, and Birchard, a financial journalist. Instead, companies view the bottom line a number of ways: customer loyalty, employee retention, and shareholder value. The pivot point … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Authors: Bill Birchard, Marc J. Epstein | Subject: Social Responsibility
Although governance regulations and management culture differ from firm to firm, the following best practices can – and should – cross borders:
1. Select the right directors
2. Train them continuously
3. Give them the right information
4. Balance the power of the CEO and directors
5. Nurture a culture of collegial questioning
6. Gain from directors an adequate commitment of time
7. Measure and … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: Bill Birchard, Christian Burger, Paul F. Kocourek | Source: strategy+business | Subject: Corporate Governance