Special Report: Keeping Complex Projects on Track

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What Successful Project Managers Do

Successful project managers often combine elements of traditional and agile approaches to project management.

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How Executive Sponsors Influence Project Success

The role of project sponsors is often overlooked, but actively engaged executives are crucial to a project’s success.

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Accelerating Projects by Encouraging Help

Making it safe to be honest about when projects are getting off track can promote cooperative behavior.

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Reducing Unwelcome Surprises in Project Management

A project’s “unknown unknowns” can be reduced through both product design approaches and behavioral approaches.

Creating a New Strategic Direction

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What does it take to chart a new strategic vision for an organization — and then put it into action? Open access to this group of MIT Sloan Management Review articles on how companies are embracing change and developing innovative strategy is provided courtesy of Columbia Business School Executive Education.

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Adapting to the Sharing Economy

New strategies are helping companies embrace “collaborative consumption” and the "sharing economy."

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Dethroning an Established Platform

The experiences of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Gmail offer four keys for entering platform markets.

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Which Strategy When?

Managers must figure out when it’s best to pursue strategies of position, leverage or opportunity.

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The Need For Collaborative Technologies

Are You Part of the Email Problem?

May 5, 2015 | Phil Simon (author and consultant), interviewed by Gerald C. (Jerry) Kane

Over-reliance on email as a communication tool is sapping people of their time and energy. Author, speaker and consultant Phil Simon says there are better ways — and many new and better tools — to do things. "As consumers, it’s never been easier. Hundreds of millions of us use Dropbox, Facebook, Snapchat, texting, Skype, and other tools to communicate with each other," says Simon. "Why do we resist change at work?" Embracing new tools, he argues, will result in better communication and far less wasted time.

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Talent Management

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Would Your Employees Recommend You?

The answer to that simple question may reveal a lot about your organization.

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‘People Analytics’ Through Super-Charged ID Badges

Humanyze helps interpret social data so that businesses can identify the best collaborative practices of the most effective people.

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Does Your Boss Want You to Sleep?

Being fresh for the work day requires prioritizing sleep — which organizations can do a better job encouraging.

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When Is an Outsider CEO a Good Choice?

There are circumstances in which outsider CEOs may outperform CEOs who came up through the ranks.

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Winning With Data

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Finding an Edge With Data

Data and technology can do great things for companies — if they're managed right.

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The Talent Dividend

The 2015 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that talent management is critical to realizing analytics benefits.

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Global Sustainability In Action

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Business Needs to Pay Off Its Climate Debt

Climate accords among nations will not be enough to address global climate change. It’s time for businesses to get involved.

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Salary, Benefits, Bonus … and Being

It’s not enough to offer great pay and benefits anymore. Employees want their workplace to reflect and support who they are.

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Sustainability Reporting As a Tool for Better Risk Management

Sustainability reporting isn’t about being eco-friendly — it’s about managing business risks, says GRI’s Michael Meehan.

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How Gap Inc. Engaged With its Stakeholders

When the Gap decided to overhaul the way it interacted with critics, it launched a strategy of stakeholder engagement.