Growing by adapting at speed
How do companies stay ahead when everyone is accelerating? Not by merely adapting to changing conditions, but by doing so quickly and decisively, according to McKinsey’s Marc Singer.
Why China’s consumers will continue to surprise the world
Fears about China’s slowing economy are overblown, authors Jeffrey Towson and Jonathan Woetzel argue in this adapted excerpt from the follow-up to their The One Hour China Book.
Learning from South Korea’s mobile-retailing boom
As omnichannel retailing transforms this nation of 50 million people, retailers around the world should be watching—and learning.
Protecting student data in a digital world
Proponents of data-enabled education can learn from other industries that have faced concerns about the risks of using personal information.
Landside operations: The next frontier for container-shipping alliances
Container lines have used alliances to increase scope and reduce cost on the ocean. Industry pressures are now making landside cooperation the next step for capturing economies of scale.
The eight essentials of innovation
Strategic and organizational factors are what separate successful big-company innovators from the rest of the field.
Can we talk? Five tips for communicating in turnarounds
In tough times, investors scrutinize every detail. Here’s how to manage the discussion.
Maintaining a long-term view during turnarounds
Changing course demands an intense focus on short-term performance, but success needn’t come at the expense of long-term value.
Toward a new HR philosophy
HR should empower managers to decide on standards, hire how they choose, and develop company-wide leaders.
Getting beyond bureaucracy in human resources
By becoming more strategic and operating with an edge, corporate HR departments can boost their effectiveness and shed their bureaucratic reputation.
How agile is your supply chain?
Our research shows that ten operating practices are tied to higher service levels and lower inventory costs.
The globally effective enterprise
Today’s technology enables integrated operations that can change the globalization penalty into a premium.
Grow fast of die slow: Pivoting beyond the core
Turbocharged initial growth is essential to surviving in the software industry. But what comes next? Here are four lessons so leaders can write their organizations’ second act.