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...
  Shared purpose is an unseen-yet-ever-present differentiator that drives sustainable growth. We’re not conscious of it. How can it be invisible if it’s so powerful? Companies that figure it out have something in common: the pursuit of purpose, alongside the pursuit of profit....
PERSPECTIVES FOR MANAGERS APRIL 2014 Digital Business Transformation: Where is your company on the journey By Emeritus Professor Donald A. Marchand and Professor Michael R. Wade Digital business transformation (DBT) is happening on a scale and at a speed that managers find...
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