Exploring the Digital Future of Management

How AI Can Amplify Human Competencies

The future of AI looks much like the present, with machines helping humans to do their jobs better, not replacing them.

AI-Driven Leadership

Leaders at the forefront of making organizations AI-driven have seven key attributes.

Strategy Forum

Who Suffers Most in a Trade War — Businesses or Consumers?

Each month, the MIT SMR Strategy Forum poses a single question to our panel of experts in the fields of business, economics, and management. This month’s question asks our panel to offer opinions on who suffers most in a trade war — businesses or consumers — and why.

Developing Your Career

The Challenge of Scaling Soft Skills

We understand a lot about how to develop the “hard skills” of analysis, decision-making, and analytical judgment, but we know a great deal less about the genesis of “soft skills” like empathy, context sensing, collaboration, and creative thinking, which are becoming increasingly valuable in the workplace. Understanding the obstacles to developing these soft skills and then addressing those barriers is crucial for our schools, homes, and workplaces.

Rationalizing Yourself Out of a Promotion

Some women who feel like they won’t “fit” a stereotypical job description will talk themselves out of wanting it. This process of negatively evaluating promotional opportunities is due to a process called “job crafting.” As a result, managers who wish to employ female executives at the highest levels of their organizations should be especially careful of the signals they might be communicating to potential applicants.


Keeping Up With the Changing Marketplace


Selling Solutions Isn’t Enough

B2B companies need to develop ways to help specific customers achieve better outcomes.


Avoid These Five Digital Retailing Mistakes

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Retailers need to understand how website features and advances in AI affect consumer behavior.


Finding Applications for Technologies Beyond the Core Business

Many companies overlook the potential of new applications for products they have sold for years.


How to Launch Products in Uncertain Markets

Before your next large-scale product launch, try leveraging uncertainty for competitive advantage.

Explaining Sustainability

Explaining the Business Case for Sustainability Again … and Again … and Again

August 7, 2018 | Andrew Winston

The question “What’s the business case for sustainability?” has come roaring back over the last couple of years. It’s led, in part, by more intense investor focus on the issue: Financial execs are having to become more fluent in sustainability as investors grill them about how their companies are handling climate risks around supply chains and shifting regulatory landscapes and markets.

Creating a Great Platform



“People Analytics” Comes Center Stage


Companies are increasingly leveraging objective data and deep analysis to support their strategic decisions about talent. Open access to these three MIT Sloan Management Review articles about using data in recruiting, performance evaluation, and other aspects of human resources is provided courtesy of Wharton Executive Education.