Teams in Evolution – and Revolution – after the Pandemic

Authors: Henrik Bresman
Insead Knowledge, January 11, 2021

“Right now it seems far away, but a post-Covid world is coming. Is it closer to us than the start of the pandemic? We can’t say with any certainty, but we must think about how we will work in the future.”

The Post-Covid Future of “Everything as a Service”

Authors: Wolfgang Ulaga
Insead Knowledge, January 04, 2021

“If you work in the B2B space, you have almost certainly encountered the term “servitisation”. Across industries ranging from aviation to telecommunications, B2B companies are supplementing (in some cases, replacing) conventional product sales with services and solutions.”

Leading in Government Demands the Stewardship of Public Trust

Authors: Amy C. Edmondson, Andrew Marshall, and Sally Jewell
MIT Sloan Management Review, January 21, 2021

“While some aspects of leadership transcend the public and private sectors, others are unique to government — in particular, the preservation of public trust”

Standing Out While Fitting In

Authors: Kathleen M. O’Connor and Randall S. Peterson
MIT Sloan Management Review, January 06, 2021

“How can you be your authentic self while simultaneously fitting in at a company with a strong culture?”

Five Ways to Make AI a Greater Force for Good in 2021

Authors: Karen Hao
MIT Technology Review, January 08, 2021

“There’s more attention on AI’s influence than ever before. Let’s make it count.”

These are the world greatest threats in 2021

Authors: Sean Fleming
World Economic Forum, January 19, 2021

The Global Risks Report 2021 is the 16th edition of the Forum’s annual analysis and looks back at a year ravaged by a global pandemic, economic downturn, political turmoil and the ever-worsening climate crisis. The report explores how countries and businesses can act in the face of these risks.”

15 Must-Know Machine Learning Algorithms

Authors: Soner Yıldırım
Toward Data Science, January 06, 2021

“Since the 2008 global financial crisis, central banks have shown time and again that they have the power to maintain the economic status quo. Now, they must use that power to support a timely green transition.”

How to combine the physical and digital worlds to enable successful, sustainable business

Authors: Judith Weise
World Economic Forum, January 22, 2021

“The pandemic has given our environment a much-needed breather – with carbon emissions falling by a record 7% in 2020 – and has painfully revealed the hard work required to slow down detrimental climate change. To reach the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, emissions must be reduced by 7.6% annually until 2030, according to the UN.”

How Companies Should Leverage Digitalization

Authors: Dambisa Moyo
Project Syndacate, January 12, 2021

“As the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the fragility of many business models, it has also intensified the race to adopt cutting-edge technologies. But adoption is only the first step; how these technologies are applied across five key areas will determine who reaches the finish line – and when”

Riding out the wave of disruption

Authors: Matt Palmquist
Strategy+Business, January 14, 2021

“In an era when the pace of technological disruption is rapidly transforming industries — think of streaming services challenging cable, ride-sharing apps versus taxicabs, or electric versus hybrid cars — both incumbents and new entrants must predict how consumers will respond to innovative offerings. Most predictive models, however, fail to account for the reality that the market doesn’t change overnight.”

Climate Change 101 for Business Leaders

Authors: Kristen Sullivan, Michelle Bachir, Kyle Tanger
Deloitte Insights, January 06, 2021

“With climate change increasingly becoming a matter of concern for employees and environmentalists alike, companies can no longer ignore the issue. This primer serves as an FAQ for decision-makers to take stock of the climate change situation and make the right business decisions around it.”

ESG impact is hard to measure, but it’s not impossible

Authors: Jennifer Howard-Grenville
Harvard Business Review, January 22, 2020

ESG measurement is an increasingly popular way of holding companies accountable when it comes to sustainability efforts, and of giving companies an incentive to improve them. But measurement, no matter how sophisticated, is much better at capturing easily quantifiable inputs than complex and messy outcomes and impacts. Companies need to do everything they can to understand those outcomes and impacts — and that requires doing more than just measurement. In particular, companies need to do three things: (1) zoom in to develop insights on processes, (2) zoom out to see broader systems, and (3) value curiosity and learning