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The 20 Most Popular MIT Sloan Management Review Articles of 2017

The impact of artificial intelligence on the future of work and organizations was a popular topic.

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Are New Advances in AI Worth the Hype?

Managers who wonder if AI is all hype and no substance should take its potential seriously.

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The Unique Challenges of Cross-Boundary Collaboration

Leading teams with complicated hierarchies of power demands both curiosity and humility.

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Saving Money with IoT

Driving Operational Cost Savings With the Internet of Things

December 5, 2017 | Tom Buiocchi

AI and IoT offer significant benefits — as yet untapped — for facilities maintenance. In most large companies, maintenance and repair is done piecemeal with tremendous inefficiency, something automated, data-centered management practices could reduce. Operations executives should take notice, because the companies that allocate resources toward putting technology to work in this area are likely to gain an important competitive advantage.

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“Preparing Your Company for Digital Transformation”

Transformation in business requires a solid framework of strategy, support, and understanding. This collection of articles from MIT SMR helps to demystify the process of digital transformation and arms leaders with the knowledge they need to spearhead technological innovation in their organization. (Registration required.)

Articles included:

Five Myths About Digital Transformation
By Stephen J. Andriole

Mastering the Digital Innovation Challenge
By Fredrik Svahn, Lars Mathiassen, Rikard Lindgren, and Gerald C. Kane

Using Artificial Intelligence to Set Information Free
By Reid Hoffman

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Solving the Big Problems With Technology

Digital Transformation on Purpose

November 6, 2017 | Gregory Unruh and David Kiron

As digital technology advances, the opportunity to use it to create a more sustainable, equitable world should not be overlooked. The first step: Define key terms and set up a framework for understanding how the digital revolution can also become a revolution for sustainable development.

Technology and the Future of Work(ers)

Planning for the Future of Work

It’s not going to be enough to identify what jobs will be still be available to humans once computers expand their repertoire. We have to reimagine work altogether.

The New Economic Benefits of Older Workers

Many countries experiencing fast growth in the aging of their populations, including Germany, Japan, and South Korea, are also experiencing growth in their gross domestic product. The most plausible explanation for this counterintuitive finding is that there has been a rapid adoption of automation technologies in countries with more pronounced demographic changes. In other words, technology isn’t just capable of offsetting potential negative effects of aging populations — it’s already doing so.

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Digital in Daily Life & Work

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Could AI Be the Cure for Workplace Gender Inequality?

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Artificial intelligence is beginning to replace many of the workplace roles that men dominate.

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Surviving a Day Without Smartphones

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For young adults, even a single day without access to their cellphones can be anxiety-producing.

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How Digital Media Will Bring Out Our Best Selves in the Workplace

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The best use of digital technology is assisting human workers to maximize innate capabilities.

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The Heavy Toll of ‘Always On’ Technology

Expectations of immediate responses to digital communications negatively impact productivity.

Digital Business Research Findings

Achieving Digital Maturity

Digitally maturing companies are achieving success by increasing collaboration, scaling innovation, and revamping their approach to talent.

Moving Beyond Marketing

The 2014 research report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte finds that measurement sophistication is finally taking hold in social business.

Embracing Digital Technology

The 2013 Digital Transformation Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting looks at the road to digital transformation.

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