You’re right! You are working longer and attending more meetings

Authors: Danielle Kost
HBS Working Knowledge, 14 September, 2020

A study of 3 million people confirms what many work-from-home employees already know: We’re swamped. Research by Raffaella Sadun, Jeffrey Polzer, and colleagues.

Updating the Balanced Scorecard for Triple Bottom Line Strategies

Authors: Robert S. Kaplan. David McMillan
HBS Working Knowledge, 20 September, 2020

Society increasingly expects businesses to help solve problems of environmental degradation, inequality, and poverty. This paper explains how the Balanced Scorecard and Strategy Map should be modified to reflect businesses’ expanded role for society.

Evaluating New Technology? You’re More Biased Than You May Realize

Authors: Kimberly D. Elsbach, Ileana Stigliani
MITSloan Management Review, September 23, 2020

“In the same way that leaders may harbor an implicit bias about characteristics of groups of people, they may also harbor implicit biases about new technology — including new technology they might be considering investing in to improve productivity or competitiveness. ”

Getting Serious about Data and Data Science

Authors: Thomas C. Redman and Thomas H. Davenport
MITSloan Management Review, September 28, 2020

“To implement successful data programs, companies need to shift goals, muster resources, and align people”

Cooperative Advantage. Rethinking th Company’s Purpose

Authors: Leon C. Prieto, Simone T.A. Phipps
MITSloan Management Review, September 15, 2020

“Pursuing a people-centered cooperative advantage can garner meaningful benefits for employees, customers, and community.”

The Future of Behavioral Insights Demands Human-Centered Design

Authors: Michael Hallsworth, Elspeth Kirkman
Behavioral Scientist, September 14 2020

“Ten years after the term was coined, the field of behavioral insights is at a pivotal point. Its first decade saw the approach attract significant resources, generate attention globally, and expand rapidly into a dynamic ecosystem. But a clear-eyed look around shows that governments mainly still rely on economists for their core policy decisions; every day, people experience services that are far from easy, attractive, social, or timely; and experimentation often feeds into marginal decisions only.”

Avoiding a Climate Lockdown

Authors: Mariana Mazzucato
Project syndacate, September 22, 2020

“The world is approaching a tipping point on climate change, when protecting the future of civilization will require dramatic interventions. Avoiding this scenario will require a green economic transformation – and thus a radical overhaul of corporate governance, finance, policy, and energy systems.”

Evolving Partner Roles in Industry 4.0

Authors: Gregory P. Shea
Deloitte, September 3, 2020

A partner ecosystem can generate customer-ready solutions and accelerate time to market

AI Should Change What You Do – Not Just How You Do It

Authors: Mike Walsh,
Harvard Business Review, September 21, 2020

“Few leaders would dispute the fact that business today is driven by data and smart algorithms. Yet, rather than real digital transformation, many instead pursue digital incrementalism, using automation to cut costs or, worse — cut jobs. Doing so might buy you some time from impatient shareholders, but it will be short-lived unless you can face the challenge: How do you reimagine what you do for a new era of AI-powered competition? 

7 Strategies for Better Group Decision-Making

Authors: Torben Emmerling, Duncan Rooders
Harvard Business Review, September 22, 2020

“When you have a tough business problem to solve, you likely bring it to a group. After all, more minds are better than one, right? Not necessarily. Larger pools of knowledge are by no means a guarantee of better outcomes. Because of an over-reliance on hierarchy, an instinct to prevent dissent, and a desire to preserve harmony, many groups fall into groupthink.”

Enterprise agility and experience management efforts work best when they work together

Authors: Sujay Saha, Matt Egol, and Matthew Siegel
Strategy+Business, September 25, 2020

“Many companies achieve early wins with separate transformational efforts, then stall. But if combined and enhanced using “return on experience,” or ROX, measures, these two programs can unlock each other’s potential.”

How companies can transform information into insight

Authors: Anil Khurana, Roger Wery, and Amy Peirce
Strategy+Business, September 9, 2020

“Focus on six organizational elements to build a world-class data and insights capability in the post–COVID-19 world.”

Five lessons for digital transformation success

Authors: Rosalyn Page
Raconteur, September 4, 2020

“From empowering workers to upgrading tools, experts describe the five key elements of any successful digital evolution.”

Are univeversities still fit fot parpose

Authors: Virginia Matthews
Raconteur, September 7, 2020

“The pandemic forced university campuses to close and teaching to move online. But it also shone a spotlight on what many feel is an unsustainable business model…”