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Fueling growth in uncertain times (Inglese – link esterno)
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In: Knowledge@Warton
“Wall Street and Capitol Hill are in different cities, but where dialog on major economic issues is concerned, they might as well be on different continents. Many corporate executives suspect that policy makers do not understand business. And government officials, for their part, often view business people as being short-sighted and more concerned with profits than the pressures of public policy.”

Leadership and Risk Culture (Inglese – link esterno)Autori: Jeffrey Gandz and Gerard Sejits
In: Ivey Business Journal March/April 2013
“It is only slightly arguable, but many believe that the ability to manage risk is the crucible of a leader’s effectiveness. Failure to manage risk and to develop a risk-focused culture will sink the company and the CEO. Citing two recent, highly visible cases, these Ivey professors describe how the leaders of TD Bank Group and Maple Leaf Foods designed and implemented a strong risk management ethos and strategy in their companies.”

Disseminating Strategy: A User’s Guide (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: Charles Galunic
In: Insead Knowledge 08/04/2013
“Your new strategy looks good on paper, it looks good in the executive suite. But what does it take for the work force to get it?”

Complexity Economics: A Different Framework for Economic Thought (Inglese – working paper in PDF)
Autori: W. Brian Arthur
In: Santa Fe Institute – Working Papers – 09/04/2013
“This paper provides a logical framework for complexity economics. Complexity economics builds from the proposition that the economy is not necessarily in equilibrium: economic agents (firms, consumers, investors) constantly change their actions and strategies in response to the outcome they mutually create”

Is HR at its breaking point? (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: Todd Henneman
In: Insead Knowledge 05/04/2013
“Some companies are choosing to do away with traditional HR departments and divvy up the duties to other departments, but not everyone agrees that’s such a good idea.”

What value creation will look like in the future? (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: Jack Huges
In: HBR Blog 17/05/2013
“Organizations have nearly perfected implementing the industrial model of managing work — the effort applied toward completing a task. For individuals, this model ensures that we know what we’re supposed to do each day. For organizations, it guarantees predictability and efficiency. The problem with the model is that work is becoming commoditized at an increasing rate, extending beyond manual tasks into knowledge work, as data entry, purchasing, billing, payroll, and similar responsibilities become automated. If your organization draws value from optimizing repetitive work, you’ll find that it will be increasingly difficult to extract that value.”

What is organizational culture? And why should we care (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: Michael Watkins
In: HBR Blog 15/05/2013
“If you want to provoke a vigorous debate, start a conversation on organizational culture. While there is universal agreement that (1) it exists, and (2) that it plays a crucial role in shaping behavior in organizations, there is little consensus on what organizational culture actually is, never mind how it influences behavior and whether it is something leaders can change.”

PILLOLE VIDEO DA YOUTUBE – RSA Animate

In this RSA Animate, Professor Renata Salecl explores the paralysing anxiety and dissatisfaction surrounding limitless choice. Does the freedom to be the architects of our own lives actually hinder rather than help us? Does our preoccupation with choosing and consuming actually obstruct social change?