In the 2019 Digital Business Report, MIT SMR and Deloitte’s survey analysis and executive interviews unveil the distinctive characteristics of innovation in digitally maturing organizations. Ecosystems and cross-functional teams allow them to be agile, but this increased agility demands a thorough consideration of governance as well.
The Digital Leadership Initiative explores the growing use of digital technologies in the business landscape. Through a series of annual reports, blogs, articles, and case studies, the exploration examines how companies are cultivating opportunities and addressing risks in a fast-moving, digital market environment.
As more companies strive to develop new digital capabilities, many are making significant changes to their organizational culture, strategy-making process, and talent management efforts. These shifts raise important questions about what it means to lead a digital business. These questions, and more, are the focus of MIT SMR’s Big Ideas Digital Leadership Initiative.
Research and analysis for this program is in collaboration with Deloitte Digital, which also provides financial support.
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Many companies experiment in digital business. What matters is what they do with the results of those experiments.
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Digital efforts may begin within a particular functional area, but they can also drive change across the entire organization.
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Political struggles for control and decision-making often result in blocking or slowing down progress on digital initiatives. In this webinar, digital strategist Jane McConnell discusses her research findings on digital maturity and shares her guidelines for preventing politics from upending digital initiatives.
An infographic illustrates shifts toward distributed leadership and organizational experimentation spurred by a digital environment.
Explore interactive charts from the 2018 MIT SMR/Deloitte Digital Business Study and find out learning and leadership models are evolving in today’s digital business environment. Personalize the data to see how your organization measures up.
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Santa Ono, the University of British Columbia’s president and vice-chancellor, details his personal social media strategy and some ways universities can better prepare students to join the workforce in today’s digital era.
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Colin Schiller, president of Everwise Corp., explains how the company’s mentoring solution improves employee development.
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John Glaser, vice president of population health at Cerner Corporation, discusses the opportunities and challenges presented by health care data.
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“Work groups,” scalable, self-forming teams that encourage continuous learning, provide a new organizing model for project teams.
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