Acording to by Katharine Schwab, innovation is hard to pin down, but with these six insights Ideo says it’s cracking the code. IDEO’s “Creative Difference” survey assesses an organization’s innovativeness, helping teams find tangible ways they can improve.  How do you...
  70 executives recently took part in a highly participative IMD Discovery Event to understand the concept of open innovation that is currently creating more choice for consumers than ever before. Businesses that fail to embrace open innovation run the...
Business corporations are perhaps the most influential organizations in society and have long been recognized as important contributors to the common good. Society grants corporations unique privileges in order to harness their great capacities to serve its needs. Yet...
Get ready for big digital transformation 3.2 billion people are now online, and they are already spending more time there than watching TV. They are making and watching videos about products they like – and tweeting vigorously about customer service that...
To build your capabilities and cast a wider net for ideas, you must figure out which of the three types of innovation strategies you already have — and design your R&D approach accordingly.   Finding and developing good ideas is what...
According to professor Carlos Cordon, at IMD, companies such as Adidas and Amazon rewrite the rules on supply chain management with Supply Chain 4.0 The supply chain is no longer just about efficiency, working capital reduction and inventory management. It's about...
By Bettina Büchel & Christopher Zintel Nestlé, the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of foods, has leveraged the Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) program, a continuous improvement initiative based on LEAN and TPM principles, to deliver the “Nestlé Model” of steady,...
 Over 100 executives attended an IMD Discovery Event, to explore how organization design can support a high performance organization. Participants were taken on a journey through the evolution of organization design from its inception centuries ago until the beginning of...
Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st century. HR must re-think its role to proactively seek out, engage and develop people’s potential. Better  data and metrics are critical to this...
IMD's book Quest: Leading Global Transformations by Professor Anand Narasimhan and Jean-Louis Barsoux, senior research fellow at IMD. Quest identifies seven key transformation journeys that companies are embarking on, along with valuable knowledge on how to get on track quickly...
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