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Exploring the Digital Future of Management

When Jobs Become Commodities

It pays to ask yourself whether your job is common and repetitive enough to be done by a machine.

When People Don’t Trust Algorithms

University of Chicago’s Berkeley Dietvorst explains why we can’t let go of human judgment — to our own detriment.

Special Report: Getting Innovation Right

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12 Essential Innovation Insights

We searched the MIT SMR archives to find 12 essential innovation insights.

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Creating Better Innovation Measurement Practices

Improving a company’s measurement of innovation requires a holistic view of its innovation process.

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Harnessing the Secret Structure of Innovation

Innovation success is the result of a deliberate search using key information signals.

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Why Design Thinking in Business Needs a Rethink

Design thinking needs better alignment with the dynamics of established businesses.

Safeguarding Consumer Data

The Coming Consumer Data Wars

August 2, 2017 | Thierry Mennesson

With tough new EU regulations on data security coming in 2018, global companies will soon be faced with a choice: Protect consumers’ data and reap the rewards of having access to it, or face the competitive consequences of consumer distrust. But companies caught unprepared for the change may lose the privilege of keeping consumers’ data altogether.

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“Getting Results From Your Company’s Data”

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Business Ethics and Compliance

The Trouble With Corporate Compliance Programs

Companies with rigorous compliance programs hope such programs will curtail employee wrongdoing. But to prevent employee misconduct, companies also need to understand how employees reach unethical decisions — and what affects their decision-making processes.

An Easy Way to Encourage Employees to Follow Company Rules

A new study suggests that a surprisingly simple technique can improve employees’ compliance with organizational rules. The secret? Creating more variety in the order in which employees perform tasks — even without changing the tasks.

Putting Analytics to Work

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Unleashing the Potential of Supply Chain Analytics

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To fully benefit from supply chain analytics, companies need to be able to act on insights quickly.

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A Data-Driven Approach to Identifying Future Leaders

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Some companies are using assessment tools to help identify employees with leadership potential.

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Analytics as a Source of Business Innovation

The 2017 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that embraced analytics have begun to find new ways to derive strategic benefit from analytics.

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Designing and Developing Analytics-Based Data Products

The information economy is giving way to an economy focused on analytics-based data products.

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Successful Project Management

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Moving Beyond the Three-Stage Life

Who’s Building the Infrastructure for Lifelong Learning?

September 8, 2017 | Lynda Gratton

Current trends in both human longevity and technological innovation raise the possibility of people living until 100 and working until they are 80. It’s clear that much will have to change — both in how people understand and anticipate the evolving nature of work, and how they then respond. Providing access to lifelong learning demands a complex system involving stakeholders in education, government, and the corporate world.