This issue of MIT SMR offers up important solutions for achieving success in critical areas of management. Read the full lineup below.
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Special Report: Building Better Teams
The MIT SMR special report help managers better understand why teams work well, why they don’t, and how to tackle problems in order to ensure that collaboration delivers the best results.
When Collaboration Fails and How to Fix It
Leaders can diagnose team dysfunction by looking for six common patterns.
How working together pulls people apart.
Virtual Collaboration Won’t Be the Death of Creativity
Shifting to remote work can help groups generate better ideas — and more of them.
Articles Featured in the Winter Issue
Working With Robots in a Post-Pandemic World
Plug-and-play automation systems can be rapidly set up to meet sudden surges in demand — and quickly reconfigured when needs change.
Cut Costs and Keep Growing With Customer Focus
Cost-trimming initiatives at B2B companies should be guided by an intense focus on customer value.
Harnessing the Power of Data to Drive Racial Equity
Collecting and analyzing the right employee data can help leaders identify meaningful actions and measure progress toward more equitable workplaces.
Why Your Board Needs a Plan for AI Oversight
AI demands increased board fluency with technology, and attention to its risks as well as its rewards.
The Data Problem Stalling AI Implementation
AI efforts can fail to move out of the lab if organizational issues with data accessibility aren’t managed from the start.
What a Crisis Teaches Leaders About Innovation
Understanding why it’s easier to develop new ideas and drive change during an emergency can help us innovate even in the absence of a crisis.
Accelerating Supply Chain Scenario Planning
The pandemic showcases a need to make slow-moving supply chains nimbler. Using data and collaborating with partners on scenario planning can empower companies to adapt.
The 4 Competencies Every IT Workforce Needs
Digital business demands technology staff skilled in new ways of working.
The Promise of Self-Sufficient Production
As global supply chains have revealed their vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, digital fabrication technologies have demonstrated an alternative way forward.
How Would-be Category Kings Become Commoners
Innovative companies may succeed in pioneering new markets, but often fail to dominate the categories they create.
The New Elements of Digital Transformation
The competitive advantages offered by digital technology have evolved. Here’s how to capture them.
The Transformational Power of Recommendation
Recommendation engines promise to revolutionize how customers buy and employees work.
Is Your Business Ecosystem Healthy?
Paying attention to the right metrics and red flags can help leaders avoid outsize losses in the four phases of ecosystem development.