Exploring the Digital Future of Management

“Leading Digital Change”

This collection of MIT SMR articles offers hints for leaders on what to expect and how to overcome the hurdles as they integrate digital into their business model. (Registration required.)

Articles included in this collection:

The Only Way Manufacturers Can Survive
By Vijay Govindarajan and Jeffrey R. Immelt
How Digital Leadership Is(n’t) Different
By Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan Copulsky, and Garth Andrus
It Pays to Have a Digitally Savvy Board
By Peter Weill, Thomas Apel, Stephanie L. Woerner, and Jennifer S. Banner

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Special Report: Leading Digital Change


It Pays to Have a Digitally Savvy Board

Having board members with digital business experience is a new financial performance differentiator.


How Digital Leadership Is(n’t) Different

Leaders need a blend of traditional and new skills to steer their organizations into the future.


The Only Way Manufacturers Can Survive

For industrial manufacturers, digital transformation is the only way to stay alive.


Becoming Agile


Agile Is Not Enough

Three impediments in particular work against agile adoption in most organizations.


Consider Culture When Implementing Agile Practices

Create harmony between agile and your team’s culture.


What to Expect From Agile

What happens when a large, established bank decides to adopt agile as a management model?


A New Approach to Designing Work

It’s possible to organize work in ways that achieve both agility and efficiency – if you know how.


Counterpoints: The Sports Analytics Podcast

Mapping Tom Brady’s Brain

Understanding how a QB processes information may hold the key to identifying future talent.


Managing Your Career

What to Do When Industry Disruption Threatens Your Career

Volatility in an industry should concern not only the companies within it but also the people who work for them. To stay ahead of developments that may disrupt your professional life, you must make two evidence-based diagnoses: How volatile is your industry? And what explains the volatility? The answers will equip you to disrupt your own career preemptively.

Career Management Isn’t Just the Employee’s Job

Frontiers |

Now that companies have replaced rigid hierarchies with flatter, more fluid structures to promote agile ways of working, they have also made it harder for employees to chart a path for growth and advancement. This challenge is also a concern for employers, who must — for the sake of engagement and retention — show high performers how they can progress within the organization. Analytics can help highlight opportunities for getting ahead.



The Power of Suggestion

How to Get Others to Adopt Your Recommendation

December 12, 2018 | Nancy Duarte

When a business is growing fast, decisions can get lost in the fray — especially if it’s unclear that a decision even needs to be made. People in the workplace bring recommendations to four audiences: a manager or top executive (those who approve a recommendation), and peers or a broader set of stakeholders (those who execute a recommendation). To sell an idea and get others to take action, you have to understand what your particular audience needs to hear.