Four questions to keep your targets in changing times By Marco Mancesti How many times have you heard a business goal similar to this: “We will be n°1 in the next 5 years”? Whether you are running a start-up, a department,...
  Three ways to change our mindset Perhaps the biggest challenge for the 21st century is how to build a sustainable society. Overcoming this challenge means letting go of the rather negative vision of sustainability that concentrates mainly on what has...
Jill Dyché in her Information Management Blog "The 4 Es of Social Media Strategy" contests that companies are pretty vague about the drivers for the new "Social Media"initiative. Apart from the usual platitudes of “getting closer to employees, partners, and...
Lessons from a meeting of great marketing minds By Professor Dominique Turpin At the recent Chief Marketing Officer Roundtable at IMD, I was asked what I think will define the future of marketing. Trying to predict the future is always a...
What Self-Made Billionaires Do Best They don’t just generate results. They produce breakthroughs.   The rapid pace of change today seems to favor people who become self-made billionaires. What do they do that is different? What do they know that others do not? How...
The missing piece in changing employee behavior Fostering intrinsic motivation is about helping employees become more productive and engaged By Professor Shlomo Ben-Hur and Nik Kinley “I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed.” George Carlin (American comedian)Though...
  There is no question that flexibility has emerged as a matter of utmost importance to many workers—both women and men. In a recent Deloitte survey, professionals were asked what organizations could do to meet their career needs. It revealed significant...
Smart cities are already with us. We have already brought huge advances to the way we manage our civic utilities with software-based intelligence to control civil engineering infrastructures. This insight allows workers in white shirts and ties across operations...
According to Gary Baker, to be a market leader and a company with a bright future, you need an organisational overarching purpose. Deloitte’s Core Beliefs and Culture Survey and HBR’s The Business Case for Purpose Report are just two of the many...
The battle for digital disruption: startups vs incumbents Which do executives perceive as their main threats? By Professor Michael R. Wade and Jialu Shan The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and Cisco initiative, surveyed nearly 1000 executives across 15...
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