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Embracing a Strategic Paradox

If handled well, conflicting demands in a business can be sources of creativity and opportunity.


Saving Money Through Structured Problem-Solving

Closely observing how work is done in your business can yield many opportunities for improvements.


How Digital Media Will Bring Out Our Best Selves in the Workplace

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The best use of digital technology is assisting human workers to maximize innate capabilities.


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Managing Change

What Makes Change Harder — or Easier

Before you adopt any popular new management approach, it pays to analyze the implicit values embedded in it. Then ask yourself: How well will those values fit our existing organizational culture?

Three Meaningful Strategies for Managing Rapid Change

Global, social, and marketplace shifts are doing much more to transform the nature of work, how we work, and how organizations in both the private and public sector can best adapt to rapid global change. So how can organizations find new ways to avoid becoming saddled with legacy processes, technologies, and ways of thinking?


Making Your Workforce More Effective


What Makes Work Meaningful — Or Meaningless

There’s no single formula for making work meaningful — but poor management is a universal obstacle.


The Corporate Implications of Longer Lives

People are living and working longer — but companies are unprepared for the implications of that.

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An Easy Way to Encourage Employees to Follow Company Rules

People are more likely to follow rules if there’s more variety in the order in which they do tasks.


The Heavy Toll of ‘Always On’ Technology

Expectations of immediate responses to digital communications negatively impact productivity.

Getting Ready for Cognitive Technologies

What to Expect From Artificial Intelligence

February 7, 2017 | Ajay Agrawal, Joshua S. Gans, and Avi Goldfarb

To understand how advances in artificial intelligence are likely to change the workplace — and the work of managers — in coming years, you need to know where AI delivers the most value.

Protecting Your Organization Against Cyber Threats