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Today on the Frontiers of Management


Why Your Company Needs Data Translators

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Miscommunications between decision makers and data scientists are common. Enter the data translator.


Organizing for New Technologies

Responding to disruptive technologies may mean changing your company’s organizational structure.


Winning the Digital War for Talent

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Talent management processes need a digital update, too.


Insights for Strategists

How to Develop a Great Digital Strategy

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As companies recognize how important a digital strategy has become, they find themselves torn between different strategic options. The first decision is to choose between a customer engagement or a digital solutions strategy. Which to pursue depends on existing capabilities and competitive direction — but companies should avoid trying to do both.

Duped by Data

Managers can guard against data deceit affecting their decision making by asking questions about the quality of their data, the strength of their models, and the assumptions behind their analysis.


Featured Essays on the Future of Management


Rise of the Strategy Machines

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While humans may be ahead of computers in the ability to create strategy today, we shouldn’t be complacent about our dominance.



Introducing Frontiers

Paul Michelman on the Launch of MIT SMR’s Frontiers Initiative

September 14, 2016 | Deborah Gallagher

In a video interview, MIT SMR editor in chief Paul Michelman explains the impetus behind the launch of the publication’s Frontiers initiative and the value he hopes it will hold for readers. Michelman explains the genesis of the Frontiers idea, the nature of the essayists selected for the program, and why it’s important for MIT SMR to launch this initiative now. He also discusses the themes that emerged from the essays, including the changing nature of the man-machine collegial relationship.