Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less
Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.
How private-equity owners lean into turnarounds
PE-backed companies outperform their public counterparts during periods of distress because the owners play a more active role in management.
Leadership in context
Organizational health matters more than you might expect.
Automating the insurance industry
A more digital world will place a premium on some skills while reducing the need for others.
Revisiting the matrix organization
Matrices are often necessary, but they may create uncomfortable ambiguity for employees. Clarifying roles can boost both the engagement of the workforce and a company’s organizational health.
Organizing for the future
Platform-based talent markets help put the emphasis in human-capital management back where it belongs—on humans.
Can brands control their online destiny in China?
On the country’s major e-commerce platforms, consumer brands gain new revenue streams but struggle for prominence. New opportunities could raise their profile.
Behind China’s runaway online-to-offline commerce
A flood of liquidity has produced huge subsidies and deep discounts in an app-driven marketplace.
How the sharing economy can make its case
These challengers must develop a smarter approach to external engagement.
Agility lessons from utilities
The industry faces pressure on its core businesses and unexpected digital competition. Evaluating the external environment and making bets more quickly will be decisive for incumbents.
Why agility pays
New research shows that the trick for companies is to combine speed with stability.
Agility: It rhymes with stability
Companies can become more agile by designing their organizations both to drive speed and create stability.
Five myths about the Chinese economy
Predictions of deepening economic woes are plentiful. Here are five arguments against the pessimism.
Four fundamentals of workplace automation
As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated—at least in the short term.