Special Report: Making Better Decisions


Using Simulated Experience to Make Sense of Big Data

Simulations can help shrink the gap between what analysts try to explain and what decision makers understand.


The Power of Asking Pivotal Questions

Asking the right questions can help you broaden your perspective — and make smarter decisions.


Why You Decide the Way You Do

Six scholarly articles offer intriguing insights into factors that can affect the decision-making process.


Embrace Your Ignorance

The overconfidence of presumed expertise is counterproductive. Instead, data trumps intuition.

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Special Collection: "Making Better Decisions"

In a business environment characterized by economic volatility, rapid technological change and an increasing volume of data, making good decisions has never been more challenging — or more important — for business executives. Three MIT SMR articles offer new insights from leading researchers on decision making:

The Art of Asking Pivotal Questions
By Paul J.H. Schoemaker and Steven Krupp

Using Simulated Experience to Make Sense of Big Data
By Robin M. Hogarth and Emre Soyer

Why You Decide the Way You Do
By Bruce Posner

Making Better Decisions


Teradata brings you a free collection of MIT Sloan Management Review articles on making better decisions.


Watch Now: Archived Webinar on Sustainability Report

How Collaboration Advances Your Sustainability Efforts

February 16, 2015 | Knut Haanaes (BCG) and David Kiron (MIT Sloan Management Review)

In a webinar recorded in January 2015, the speakers present findings from the recent global study they co-authored, "Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability." The study, by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Global Compact, shows that a growing number of companies are turning to collaborations — with suppliers, NGOs, industry alliances, governments and even competitors — to become more sustainable. The research found that companies are realizing that they can’t make the necessary impact acting alone.

Leading in the Digital Age

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Today’s business leaders have access to more data than ever, but making sense of all that data is challenging. Open access to this group of MIT Sloan Management Review articles on 21st-century leadership skills is provided courtesy of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

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How to Become a Better Leader

To grow as an executive, you need to recognize and manage your strongest tendencies.

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New in Social Business


Should Employees Be Encouraged to Tweet?

Companies that want employees to be stewards of the brand should trust them to represent the organization well on social media.


Remaking a Company for the Digital Natives

USAA’s Renee Horne describes the company’s efforts to make social tools an integral part of employee engagement.


Interactive Tool Explores How Companies Generate Value With Social Business

The new Social Business Interactive Tool encourages readers to explore data from the 2014 Social Business Global Study.


Social Business Is Dead . . .

Social media has changed business practice dramatically — but now the very nature of social business is itself transforming.

Technology’s HR Challenge

A new focus on educating data scientists will help solve some of the talent shortages in the era of big data. But what should organizations do now, before those newly minted data scientists graduate?


Are You Ready For Digital Transformation?


Revamping Your Business Through Digital Transformation

By using mobile devices, social media, analytics and the cloud, savvy companies are transforming the way they do business.


The Nine Obstacles to Digital Transformation

When leaders manage effectively, technology transformation becomes achievable.


Video: What Digital Transformation Means for Business

Executives and thought leaders discuss how companies can create and manage digital transformation.


Thriving in a Big Data World

Three recent books offer expert perspectives on the increasing power and importance of analytics.