MIT Sloan Management Review editor in chief Paul Michelman argues that the importance of corporate culture will dissipate as organizations become flatter and more distributed. However, several readers take a different view.
June 5, 2017
| ManMohan S. Sodhi, Christopher S. Tang
Thanks to emerging technologies like 3-D printing, manufacturers can offer consumers customized products and do so with unprecedented speed. Intrigued by a new product you saw in a YouTube video? Well, someday soon you may be able to personalize it, order it via the company’s website, and have it in your hands in a matter of days. But to enable this phenomenon at scale, an entirely new model of supply chain is required.
May 31, 2017
| Arvind Malhotra, Ann Majchrzak , Lale Kesebi, Sean Looram
Internal crowdsourcing, which seeks to channel the ideas and expertise of the company’s own employees, allows employees to interact dynamically with coworkers in other locations, propose new ideas, and suggest new directions to management. Because many large companies have pockets of expertise and knowledge scattered across different locations, harnessing the cognitive diversity within organizations can open up rich new sources of innovation.
March 23, 2017
| H. James Wilson, Paul R. Daughtery, Nicola Morini-Bianzino
A new global study finds several new categories of human jobs emerging. These roles are not replacing old ones. They are brand-new positions that complement the tasks performed by AI machines and will require skills and training that have never before been needed.
April 15, 1993
| John Stuckey , David White
Vertical integration is a risky strategy -- complex, expensive, and hard to reverse. Yet some companies jump into it without an adequate analysis of the risks. The authors have developed a framework to…
By focusing on increasing operating efficiency, uniting their employees behind a common goal, and being more open to innovation, many companies today are finding that they are having a more positive impact on society while building a better business.
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