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How Digital Trust Drives Culture Change

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Organizations can benefit from four activities in their journey toward better digital trust.


How You Can Have More Impact as a People Analyst

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It’s not enough to be right. You also have to sell your model or idea to have an impact.


How to Read and Respond to Weak Digital Signals

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In a fast-changing business landscape, it pays to spot digital trends early and prepare to adapt.


Getting Your Employees Ready for Work in the Age of AI

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How can companies and employees find common ground when it comes to skill development and investment in AI capabilities? To start, senior executives should seek clarity around capability gaps and determine which skills their people need. From there, leaders should take an approach that advances those skills for human-AI collaboration.


Counterpoints: The Sports Analytics Podcast

Get ready to keep track of more than just the score.

Counterpoints is a show for sports professionals, data junkies, and fans alike. Each episode engages premier sports analytics experts in a lively, sometimes controversial conversation about what drives performance both on and off the field. Counterpoints is cohosted by Ben Shields and Paul Michelman.

You can listen to Counterpoints in many places: right here on our site, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. Subscribe to our podcast on any of these platforms to get the latest episode every other Thursday.

Transcripts are available on our site under each episode page.

Mapping Tom Brady’s Brain

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


AI in the Workplace


Securing Your Data

Your Customers May Be the Weakest Link in Your Data Privacy Defenses

Many ethical, lawfully managed businesses have consumer data they aren’t legally authorized to possess, obtained from a surprising source: their customers, who inadvertently share the personal data of family, friends, and colleagues. And in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the enactment of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, peer-dependent privacy is emerging as a critical consideration for businesses.

Is Your Company Ready for a Cyberattack?

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Increasingly, military-inspired exercises are becoming standard elements of corporate risk mitigation and resiliency efforts. They include tabletop exercises,” designed to help executives envision how they would handle different risk scenarios; “red team exercises,” designed to ferret out weaknesses through contained attacks conducted internally to see how cybersecurity teams respond; and engaging ethical hackers to test the organization’s cybersecurity defenses.



New MIT SMR Series: People Analytics


Career Management Isn’t Just the Employee’s Job

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Organizations can use analytics to help employees chart a path for growth and advancement.


The Surprising Value of Obvious Insights

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Confirming what people already believe can sometimes help organizations overcome barriers to change.


Self-Reports Spur Self-Reflection

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The act of answering survey questions can increase awareness, which opens the door to development.


Can We Really Test People for Potential?

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People are complex. We need a more nuanced approach to predicting job performance.


Case Studies: Innovation Through Analytics


Rebooting Work for a Digital Era

IBM has reimagined its talent and performance management systems as part of its digital transformation.


Lessons from Becoming a Data-Driven Organization

Case studies from a range of businesses highlight how analytics requires organizations to evolve.


GE’s Big Bet on Data and Analytics

An MIT SMR case study looks at GE’s challenges in becoming a leader of the Industrial Internet.


Data-Driven City Management

Amsterdam’s Smart City Initiative offers insights into its challenges for city managers.

On-Demand Webinars and Videos

Big Idea: Competing With Data and Analytics

The Competing With Data and Analytics initiative has investigated how technology enables competitiveness, answering the key question: How are organizations leveraging data and analytics to increase operational efficiency, engage key stakeholders, and report on business successes?

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