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The Right Way to Regulate the Tech Industry

Some want big tech companies broken up. Others call for stiffer industry oversight. Who’s right?

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Can We End the Crisis of Agency?

In the face of feeling powerless, doing small things can make a huge difference.

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It’s Time to Tackle Your Team’s Undiscussables

Taboo or undiscussable topics can make it impossible for teams to function. But they can fix that.

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The Best of This Week

This week’s must-reads for managing in a digital age: The right way to regulate big tech, how 5G will change the nature of work, and a new podcast for busy leaders.

Better Collaboration

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Improving the Rhythm of Your Collaboration

Alternating between always-on connectivity and heads-down focus is essential for problem-solving.

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Unleashing Innovation With Collaboration Platforms

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Effective leadership of virtual teams matters more than which collaboration platform you choose.

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How to Lead Effective Cross-Functional Teams

Three key steps help make cross-functional digital collaboration a smoother proposition.

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What Not to Do

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Leadership Gaps

The Downstream Damage of the Leadership Skills Gap

Despite companies’ efforts to invest in leadership development, studies show that managerial skills gaps are increasingly common. The downstream effects of these gaps negatively affect not only businesses but extend to the global economy as well. To address this critical problem, leaders must place increased focus on their own development as managers in order to facilitate an increase in productivity across the board.

Bridging the Leadership Gap Between Tech and Business

For so many of organizations today, technology is the business. Yet, for many companies, the persistent separation of the IT function within the organization creates siloes and sets up a false dichotomy between technology and business leaders. To remain flexible and adaptable in the face of constant change, business and technology leaders alike need to take bold action.

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Social Responsibilities of Business

Yes, I’m Feeling Bad About Climate Change. Let’s Discuss.

How do we talk about the state of our planet when the news is so scary? And how do we have those discussions with the people we love, when our instincts are to protect them from nightmares? It helps to break the conversation into three distinct questions: What do we really know about climate change? Why am I worried and feel it’s so serious? And how do I — and all of us — cope with that knowledge and move forward?

Should Businesses Fight for Democracy?

Traditionally, businesses act politically only when they feel they are under attack, and they act by writing op-ed pieces, lobbying, and cultivating relationships with policy makers. But to the generation preparing to move into business leadership, this seems inadequate at best and corrupt at worst. Business is embedded in society, and it’s time for business leaders to care as much about democratic freedom as they do their own organizations.

Future of Work

Research on the ever-changing nature of leadership looks at the evolving mindsets and skills executives need to keep pace with changes in our fast-evolving world. Through a series of regular blogs and a forthcoming report and interactive experience, the research focuses on the specific attitudes and behaviors that distinguish the best leaders.

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The 2019 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize

The editors of MIT Sloan Management Review are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize, awarded to the most outstanding MIT SMR article on planned change and organizational development. The 2019 award goes to “Building an Ethically Strong Organization,” by Catherine Bailey and Amanda Shantz.