Frontiers

Exploring the Digital Future of Management

CIOs and the Future of IT

For digital success, CIOs must oversee all of IT, collaborating with marketers and business units.

Agility Boot Camp

What the Military Can Teach Organizations About Agility

November 14, 2017 | David Gillespie

Once bastions of command-and-control management style, U.S. military institutions have moved to the forefront of organizational and leadership agility. Today’s military leadership emphasizes efficient movement through four decision cycles — observe, orient, decide, and act — to speed up its response to external threats. It’s also investing significant resources to become more agile and experimenting with innovative solutions.

Jump-Starting Innovation

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Winning With Open Process Innovation

Many manufacturers can benefit from sharing process innovations rather than keeping them secret.

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How to Catalyze Innovation in Your Organization

Executives can foster innovation by understanding and tapping the power of employee networks.

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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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Developing Innovative Solutions Through Internal Crowdsourcing

If managed well, internal crowdsourcing initiatives can open up a rich source of innovation.

Expanding Leaders’ Horizons

The Five Steps All Leaders Must Take in the Age of Uncertainty

Leaders need a new mental model to better understand the complex interplay between companies, economies, and societies. To do so, they must shift their focus to the broader business and social ecosystems in which their companies are embedded.

What CEOs Get Wrong About Vision and How to Get It Right

Many executives don’t understand how to craft a compelling vision for change that will gain widespread commitment within their organization. Leaders should start by asking themselves: What will people see, hear, and feel once the changes have been achieved?

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“The Fine Line Between Service and Privacy”

Digital technology creates unprecedented opportunities to connect with and serve your customers — but the dark side is the equally unprecedented risk posed by cyber thieves. This collection of articles from MIT SMR highlights what companies can do to take advantage of the opportunity while limiting risk for both the organization and its customers. (Registration required.)

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