MIT Sloan Management Review

No One Knows Your Strategy — Not Even Your Top Leaders
by / on 21/03/2018 at 12:00 / in MIT Sloan Management Review

No One Knows Your Strategy — Not Even Your Top Leaders

New research reveals the surprising reasons managers don’t know their company’s strategy. The CEO of a large technology company (let’s call it Generex) recently reviewed the results of her company’s annual employee engagement survey and was delighted that strategic alignment emerged as an area of strength. Among the senior leaders surveyed, 97% said they had a clear understanding of the […]

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Avoid These Five Digital Retailing Mistakes
by / on 02/03/2018 at 11:45 / in MIT Sloan Management Review

Avoid These Five Digital Retailing Mistakes

Today’s retailers need to adopt a data-driven view — with the goal of understanding how website features and advances in AI will affect consumer behavior. In a world where customers are shifting a significant portion of their purchases from off-line to mobile and online channels, the mantra for retailers is to embrace the change and capitalize on the virtues of […]

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How Emotion-Sensing Technology Can Reshape the Workplace
by / on 22/02/2018 at 14:30 / in MIT Sloan Management Review

How Emotion-Sensing Technology Can Reshape the Workplace

New emotion-sensing technologies can help employees make better decisions, improve concentration, alleviate stress, and adopt healthier and more productive work styles. But companies must address important privacy issues. As companies search for new ways to improve performance, some executives have begun paying attention to developments in emotion-sensing technologies (ESTs) and software fueled by artificial emotional intelligence. Although we are still […]

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Six Steps to Communicating Strategic Priorities Effectively
by / on 12/02/2018 at 11:00 / in MIT Sloan Management Review

Six Steps to Communicating Strategic Priorities Effectively

Leaders can signal their commitment to a strategy by clearly communicating their strategic priorities to external stakeholders. To drive execution, leaders often translate strategy into a handful of strategic priorities designed to increase alignment throughout the organization. When it comes to communicating their objectives, most executives focus inward, on getting their message out to managers and employees through town hall […]

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Why the Influence of Women on Boards Still Lags
by / on 06/02/2018 at 17:00 / in MIT Sloan Management Review

Why the Influence of Women on Boards Still Lags

The representation of women on corporate boards has risen substantially over the past decade, but the growth rate is slowing. Meanwhile women’s power on the boards on which they sit is often limited. Almost all Fortune 500 executive boards now include at least one woman, and many have two or more. The average board among these companies is made up […]

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Using AI to Help the World Thrive
by / on 05/02/2018 at 13:00 / in MIT Sloan Management Review

Using AI to Help the World Thrive

What is the purpose of artificial intelligence? The hype about AI, with its massive potential to disrupt business and society, is likely true. AI could make business radically more efficient and answer questions we didn’t even know we had. Of course, it may also destroy millions of jobs as machines get better than humans at everything from driving trucks to […]

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