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Bart Baesens et al.
HR analytics is the next big change in human resources management.
Gerald C. Kane et al.
Talent management processes need a digital update, too.
Accounting scandals led to more independent corporate boards, but this trend has financial costs.
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Jorge Walter et al.
Reconnecting with people from previous chapters of one’s life (such as former colleagues, old friends, and other associates) is as valuable, if not more so, than connecting with currently active ties. But some reconnections are more beneficial than others. The challenge: selecting the best ones. The most valuable reconnections often turn out to be people who provide novelty, which can mean reaching out to reconnect with higher-status people or to people you didn’t know very well to begin with.
Gerald C. Kane
Social psychologists studying technology have created new classes of relationships among people. To understand the potential value of social tools within the enterprise, technology platforms need to take into account four factors identified by researchers studying offline social networks — proximities, interactions, relationships and flows.
Using Scenarios to Guide Decisions
May 27, 2016 | Shardul Phadnis, Chris Caplice, and Yossi Sheffi
Anecdotal evidence suggests that considering various scenarios helps strengthen decision making. To test this idea, researchers offered a scenario-based workshop to executives to see how considering scenarios affected decisions. They found that though participants’ confidence in their choices never wavered, the strategic choices they made before the exercise often changed dramatically after viewing the scenarios, with a tendency to become more flexible and focused on long-term value.
Improving Internal Communication
Catherine J. Turco
Communication has changed thanks to social media — with long-term impacts on how companies work.
Raffaella Sadun (Harvard Business School), interviewed by Frieda Klotz
Raffaella Sadun explains how two traditionally connected technologies seem to pull companies in opposing directions
Robin M. Hogarth and Emre Soyer
Simulations can help shrink the gap between what analysts try to explain and what decision makers understand.
Paul Leonardi (University of California, Santa Barbara), interviewed by David Kiron
An experiment in social networks shows that key knowledge can be transferred without employees realizing it.
When times are uncertain, it is more important than ever to break routine and see what’s happening for ourselves.
Catherine Bailey and Adrian Madden
There’s no single formula for making work meaningful — but poor management is a universal obstacle.
As technology evolves, managers and organizations will need new skill sets.
October 31, 2016 | Gerald C. Kane
Research shows that successful digital transformation does not require secret digital knowledge; it simply requires the boldness to recognize that digital transformation is occurring and to begin trying to adapt your business to account for and capitalize on these trends.