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Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem

To prepare for digital disruption, companies need to consider which of four business models to adapt.

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How Global Is Your C-Suite?

National diversity of top management should be a topic of conversation for boards of directors.

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The New Mission for Multinationals

Across a broad swath of industries, multinationals are losing ground in emerging markets to local players.

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Prepare For Digital Disruption

Is Your Business Ready for a Digital Future?

June 16, 2015 | Gerald C. Kane, Doug Palmer, Anh Nguyen Phillips and David Kiron

Successfully incorporating today’s digital technologies requires companies to operate in new ways. However, research by MIT SMR shows that being able to effectively incorporate digital strategy is strongly associated with a company's overall digital maturity. There's also an important HR component to digital strategy: Respondents expressed a strong preference for working for a digitally mature company, but many were dissatisfied with how their own companies were reacting to digital trends overall.

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How to "Decide How to Decide"

When Consensus Hurts the Company

March 16, 2015 | Felipe A. Csaszar and Alfredo Enrione

How do managers “decide how to decide”? Boards and management teams often try to gain consensus, but that’s not always the best course. Research offers insights into when consensus building is the right way to go and when it isn’t — and how leaders can determine the best form of decision making for a given situation. “By prompting a rule on how the decision will be made — by unanimity, majority or delegation — you can significantly influence what will be decided,” note the authors.

Find Your Strengths

Which business model is right for a company? Some companies thrive by the innovative use of ordinary resources. Others thrive by focusing on directions they initially overlooked or dismissed.

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