Courtesy of General Electric.

Fall 2009
Volume 51, Issue # 1

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Courtesy of General Electric.

The Business of Sustainability: What It Means to Managers Now

  • Research Feature
  • Read Time: 17 min 

How are sustainability pressures altering the competitive landscape, and how are businesses responding? The first annual Business of Sustainability Survey and interview project found that a strong consensus of managers believe sustainability is having and will continue to have a material impact on how companies think and act.

Courtesy of Apple.

The Benefits Of Commitment

  • Research Highlight
  • Read Time: 3 min 

Service businesses that collaborate with many organizations tend to be less innovative — and less profitable — than those that work with a smaller number of partners.

Courtesy of Henry Mintberg.

Debunking Management Myths

  • Interview
  • Read Time: 3 min 

Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University

Management, according to Henry Mintzberg, is often misunderstood. Mintzberg, the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, sees a number of ways the managerial role is often mischaracterized.

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Courtesy of Google.

Do You Have A “Plan B”?

  • Research Highlight
  • Read Time: 5 min 

Many companies have trouble making the transition from a failing business model to one that works. Often, one culprit is an inability to experiment.

Image courtesy of Flickr user Fey Ilyas

What the GDP Gets Wrong (Why Managers Should Care)

  • Opinion & Analysis
  • Read Time: 4 min 

Image courtesy of Flickr user Fey Ilyas

We see the influence of the information age everywhere, except in the GDP statistics.1 More people than ever are using Wikipedia, Facebook, Craigslist, Pandora, Hulu and Google. Thousands of new information goods and services are introduced each year.

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Set Up Remote Workers to Thrive

  • Research Feature
  • Read Time: 16 min 

As increasing numbers of employees work remotely, companies need to find effective ways to manage internal communication and social interaction, and also to provide these employees with opportunities to become more visible.

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Courtesy of Volkswagen

Which Innovation Efforts Will Pay?

  • Research Feature
  • Read Time: 19 min 

For many companies, developing new products is a hit-or-miss proposition. Some businesses with successful innovation practices are relying on a new analytic tool to ensure that the hits are much more likely.

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