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The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy

People who are “different,” behaviorally or neurologically, can add significant value to companies.


Combining Purpose With Profits

Several organizing principles can help companies sustain both profitability and a sense of purpose.


Own Your Time, Boost Your Productivity

MIT Sloan’s Robert Pozen offers an array of strategies to make work time more productive.


How Can You Nuture a Great Work Environment?

Creating a Culture Where the Best Ideas Win

January 8, 2013 | Vala Afshar (Enterasys Networks Inc.), interviewed by Robert Berkman

Vala Afshar, chief marketing officer at Enterasys Networks Inc., in Andover, Massachusetts, says that social tools created an open, flatter culture where the best ideas, not people with the highest titles, are recognized. By adding’s Chatter social network, Enterasys created closer connections with customers and a more positive work environment. It uses a system that translates machine language to tweets, so that its social network is now managed both by people and machines.


Managing Your Career

Careers are all about the pursuit of fame, fortune, power, meaning and creativity. The combination that's right for you might need to be different for your colleague. Here are a few ways to think about managing a career.

Leading Your Team
Leading Your Team

How to Overcome a Power Deficit

Many factors cause talented executives to be sidelined within organizations, but they can usually be remedied.

Leading Your Team

Recruiting and Retaining Talented Employees


Reinventing Employee Onboarding

Employee orientation practices that focus on individual identity can lower employee turnover.


How Much Does a Company’s Reputation Matter in Recruiting?

New research sheds light on the role of a reputation for corporate social responsibility in hiring.


Six Principles of Effective Global Talent Management

Companies that are successful at global talent management subscribe to six key principles.


Would Your Employees Recommend You?

The answer to that simple question may reveal a lot about your organization.

How Can Projects Stay on Track?

The Pitfalls of Project Status Reporting

March 18, 2014 | Mark Keil, H. Jeff Smith, Charalambos L. Iacovou and Ronald L. Thompson

Accepting five inconvenient truths about project status reporting can greatly reduce the chance of being blindsided by unpleasant surprises. For instance, many employees tend to put a positive spin on anything they report to senior management. And when employees do report bad news, senior executives often ignore it. Overconfidence is an occupational hazard in the executive suite, and executives need to examine their own assumptions and beliefs about project status reporting.