The 5 Myths of Innovation By Julian Birkinshaw, Cyril Bouquet and J.-L. Barsoux Nowadays, goes the theory, innovation is supposed to be done constantly, by everyone in the company, improving everything the company is about — and new Web-based tools are here to help it happen. Is the theory right? Or do the experiences of companies reveal something different?
How to Find Answers Within Your Company By Hind Benbya and Marshall Van Alstyne Internal knowledge markets can facilitate information sharing within large organizations. The trick for executives is figuring out how to make them work.
What Happens When You Outsource Too Much? By Francesco Zirpoli and Markus C. Becker With complex products such as automobiles, integration is a key element of performance. That means managers must understand which activities and competencies they can safely outsource and which they need to keep.
Bringing Open Innovation to Services By Henry Chesbrough In recent years, open innovation has been changing the way many companies think about developing products. But open innovation can — and should — apply to services, too.
Big Data, Analytics and the Path From Insights to Value By Steve LaValle, Eric Lesser, Rebecca Shockley, Michael S. Hopkins and Nina Kruschwitz How the smartest organizations are embedding analytics to transform information into insight and then action. Findings and recommendations from the first annual New Intelligent Enterprise Global Executive study.
Coming to a New Awareness of Organizational Culture By Edgar H. Schein If we really want to decipher an organization’s culture, this author claims that we must dig below the organization’s surface – beyond the “visible artifacts” – and uncover the basic underlying assumptions, which are the core of an organization’s culture. To do this, he provides a tool – a formal definition of organizational culture that emphasizes how culture works.