The Human Cost of Digital Technologies (Inglese – link esterno)
Autori: Pawel Korzynski, Elizabeth Florent-Treacy, Manfred Kets de Vries
In: Insead Knowledge, May 25/2016
“As companies race towards digitisation, the expectation that people in organisations need to be permanently on-call is creating very human challenges. How well an individual copes depends on their personality.”

Corporate Strategy Decision Making, Demystified (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: Phanish Puranam
In: Insead Knowledge, June 1/2016
“For leaders of multi-business firms, the best decisions aren’t necessarily those that produce the best immediate outcomes.
For senior leaders of single-business companies, making high-level strategic decisions can be a daunting challenge. The difficulties involved in such decisions only increase with the number of businesses under the company umbrella. With multi-business firms, the problem shifts from achieving competitive advantage within a certain industry or market, to achieving corporate advantage—i.e., managing interactions between businesses in a portfolio so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”

Perfect Planning (Inglese – link esterno)
Autori: Laura Method et al.
In: Ivey Business Journal, March/April 2016
“Improving performance in just one area is rarely easy, which is why trying to achieve multiple performance-improvement goals at once often seems impossible. The sheer number of metrics and improvement techniques involved in the process can overwhelm even the best workers, who often get confused by management’s well-intended attempts to reinforce multiple goals. Employees wonder if they should focus on production goals or safety goals or environmental goals or quality goals. As they contemplate priorities, they ask, “What does management really care about?” And a cynical answer often emerges: making more money”

A Strategist’s Guide to Industry 4.0 (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: Reinhard Geissbauer et. al.
In: Strategy+Business, May 9/2016
“Global businesses are about to integrate their operations into a seamless digital whole, and thereby change the world.
Industrial revolutions are momentous events. By most reckonings, there have been only three. The first was triggered in the 1700s by the commercial steam engine and the mechanical loom. The harnessing of electricity and mass production sparked the second, around the start of the 20th century. The computer set the third in motion after World War II.”

The Trap of Big Data in HR (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: Kris Dunn
In: Workforce, May 25/2016
“To make sure you give your HR pros data and analytics that don’t blow up in their face, let’s talk about what’s real and what’s not.”

Building Tomorrow’s Public Sector: Lean and Millennial-friendly (Inglese – link esterno)
Autore: Kalin Anev Janse
In: Knowledge@Wharton, May 31/2016
“Imagine a $1 trillion “startup” set up to engage directly with financial markets, but run by a consortium of government representatives. What should it look like? Tasked with meeting the challenge was Kalin Anev Janse (@kaanev), the secretary general and also a member of the management board of the European Stability Mechanism (@esm_press), or ESM, the eurozone’s lender of last resort. In this opinion piece, he explains the approach he and his colleagues took in building out the organization, and why some of their ideas could help to improve the delivery of government services more generally.”


In this RSA Animate, Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.