Everyone Likes Flex Time, but We Punish Women Who Use It
November 05 | David Burkus, Assistant Professor of Management, Oral Roberts University. | Comments (0)
Offering flexible workplace schedules seems like a no-brainer. Work has become more flexible — tied less to specific times and places — and gender roles have changed. Letting employees shift their hours to accommodate hectic life schedules makes sense. Surveys show that flex time ranks high on the list of benefits employees want and that women value it even more than men do.
Why COOs Should Think Like Behavioral Economists
November 05 | Geoff Donaker | Comments (0)
When Yelp was a startup with just 15 employees, the office manager began to stock the kitchen with drinks and snacks to get everyone through the long afternoons. Juice, water, fruit, chips, and as much candy as could be stuffed into the small kitchen drawer. Being at work was like being, well, a kid in a candy shop: a bottomless supply of Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers, M&M’s, Almond Joys — the list goes on.
How Our Company Connected Our Strategy to Sustainability Goals
November 01 | Michael W. Lamach | Comments (0)
In a recent survey, Bain & Company found that just 2% of companies are successful in achieving their sustainability goals. While this can be disheartening, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Closing the Strategy-Execution Gap Means Focusing on What Employees Think, Not What They Do
November 01 | Alison Reynolds | Comments (0)
When you embark on a new strategic journey to sustain and grow your organization in an uncertain world, what do you prioritize? If you’re like most of the leaders we know, you start with organizational structure and processes. This would be a mistake.
Meaningful Work Should Not Be a Privilege of the Elite
October 29 | Richard Straub, Founder, Peter Drucker Society Europe | Comments (0)
It is hard for anyone to be against the idea of inclusive prosperity. Of course the bounty produced by economic growth should be broadly shared. But the devil is in the details, and when people advocate for inclusive growth they don’t always have the same things in mind.
Innovation Springs from the Unexpected Meeting of Minds
October 29 | Beth Comstock, Chief Marketing Officer, General Electric | Comments (0)
Looking for the next breakthrough? Be willing to cross over. Crossovers are what happen when an invention, idea, or body of knowledge in one field jumps into another — and the result is a quantum leap of progress. Sometimes the people and the pieces we need to put together to get the job done come from the unlikeliest of places.
Leadership May Not Be the Problem with Your Innovation Team
October 29 | Daniel Dworkin | Comments (0)
We expected people to point the finger at leadership (or lack thereof) to explain their organizations’ innovation struggles. While respondents did note some gaps in leadership effectiveness, they were more likely to highlight opportunities for their team members to improve.