Spring 2007
Volume 48, Issue # 3

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Beyond Enterprise 2.0

  • Interview
  • Read Time: 19 min 

You can bank on a tenfold improvement in the cost and capability of collaboration technologies over the next five years. What will your organization do with that?


Beware the Stealth Mandate

  • Opinion & Analysis
  • Read Time: 13 min 

Executives are set up to fail when they are given one leadership mandate while others in the organization operate under a different, conflicting set of directives.


Improving the Performance of Top Management Teams

  • Research Feature
  • Read Time: 19 min 

Differences in organizational values within of a top management team can impair how the group functions, with perceived differences having much larger repercussions than real ones.


Navigating a Path to Smart Growth

  • Research Feature
  • Read Time: 22 min 

Not all growth is good. An analysis of Fortune Global 500 companies shows that the businesses that grew within the limits of their growth corridors performed far better than others — even those that grew faster.


In Praise of Resource Constraints

  • Research Highlight
  • Read Time: 7 min 

Limitless material resources are not only unavailable most of the time, they may actually be a hindrance. And remaining lean and mean can often be a blessing.



Finding the Right Job For Your Product

  • Opinion & Analysis
  • Read Time: 34 min 

Most companies segment their markets by customer demographics or product characteristics and differentiate their offerings by adding features and functions. But the consumer has a different view of the marketplace. He simply has a job to be done and is seeking to “hire” the best product or service to do it. Marketers must adopt that perspective.



Weakness or Opportunity

  • Read Time: 3 min 

All business students and managers are familiar with SWOT analysis: an in-depth look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, conducted in an attempt to take advantage of its strengths and opportunities, to address its weaknesses, and to thwart its threats. At least in theory.



How Secure Is the Internet?

  • Research Highlight
  • Read Time: 5 min 

Given its increasingly integral role in business and society, the Internet’s security flaws are troubling, to say the least.