Special Report: Making Better Decisions

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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.

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Why You Decide the Way You Do

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

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The Power of Asking Pivotal Questions

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

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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

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

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New Sustainability Global Report

Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability

January 12, 2015 | David Kiron, Nina Kruschwitz, Knut Haanaes, Martin Reeves, Sonja-Katrin Fuisz-Kehrbach, Georg Kell

In the 2014 Sustainability Report, new research by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the UN Global Compact, shows that a growing number of companies are turning to collaborations — with suppliers, NGOs, industry alliances, governments, even competitors — to become more sustainable. Our research found that as sustainability issues become increasingly complex, global in nature and pivotal to success, 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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Managing Your Career (and Home Life)

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The Dark Side of Information Technology

All of our wonderful mobile devices don’t always make us good at managing what we do with them.

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How to Overcome a Power Deficit

Many factors cause talented executives to be sidelined within organizations, but they can usually be remedied.

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Own Your Time, Boost Your Productivity

MIT Sloan’s Robert Pozen offers an array of strategies to make work time more productive.

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The Surprising Benefits of Nonconformity

Deviating from a dress code or other norms in appearance may help project an enhanced image.

Upsides to the Sharing Economy

Our new article "Adapting to the Sharing Economy" takes a deep look at collaborative consumerism. These archive articles look at the sharing economies of Zipcar, Airbnb and more.

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New in Social Business

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Social Business Is Dead . . .

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

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Can You Really Let Employees Loose on Social Media?

Mitel's social media policy encourages employees to use their "best judgment" in posting but otherwise stays out of their way. Does it work?

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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.

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The Unexpected Payoffs of Employee “Eavesdropping”

An experiment in employee social networks had an unexpected outcome: key knowledge was transferred without employees realizing it.