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Why HR Needs to Be a Marketer

In the CEO Afterlife

Wal-Mart people can’t deliver that promise without a super-efficient operation. In the high tech world, innovation is critical to survival. With this in mind, HR constructs the recruiting strategy, implements, and nurtures a culture conducive to innovation.

How to use Measurement to Manage Like a Pro

Lead on Purpose

Katz from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, notes that metrics are in use everywhere, but if the organization uses the wrong metrics, they will not achieve the expected results. While efficiency and performance are certainly key inputs for effective business processes, it’s still people that you’d have to manage. Innovation Leadership measure metrics Guest post by Mary Prescott.

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Engaging Culture One Conversation At A Time

Tanveer Naseer

By contrast, the two books reviewed below offer highly specific ways of engaging culture to build more effective, productive, and innovative organizations. He traces this dynamic back to Frederick Taylor, who was both an efficiency engineer and a fierce advocate of workplace democracy. But they caution that such technologies are tools that, if misused, can just as easily be counterproductive.

The Three Most Innovative Companies of 2013

Harvard Business Review

One can naturally debate any system that seeks to crown the world’s most innovative companies. Boston Consulting Group’s list, which relies heavily on surveys asking senior executives to name the companies they perceive to be innovative, risks succumbing to the halo effect, where generally successful companies are assumed to be good at everything. Forbes’s mathematical approach, which calculates an “Innovation Premium” baked into a stock price, suffers from market capriciousness.

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

Harvard Business Review

The result, I think, is a set of ideas that together are important, useful, and original, and that feel like quite an accurate account of the management concerns many of us shared in 2013. McKinsey may have been hired in 2013 by the Vatican, the Bank of England, and the owners of the Rangers and Knicks, but they’re also acting to stave off threats to their business model. Special Forces Innovation: How DARPA Attacks Problems.

Strategic Planning with Biel’s Document Management

Mike Cardus

We provide innovative document management solutions using digital and microfilm technology. It’s these solutions that help our customers enhance their efficiency and productivity.

Celebrating Diversity

Marshall Goldsmith

As the poor countries become more efficient, they gain the purchasing power to buy more goods and services from the rest of the world. The removal of trade barriers leads to an increasingly efficient market. Long-term value is the result of vision, creativity, innovation, and hard work. A world building long-term value: with countless people working together to advance our culture, building on what has been learned in a manner that is positive, efficient, and productive. -

How Good Management Stifles Breakthrough Innovation

Harvard Business Review

We hear a lot these days about how big companies fail to innovate, but the truth is more complicated. Instead, you’ll see that efficiency-minded project managers are inadvertently discouraging the explorations – and therefore the learning – that make radical ideas practical. Innovatio

Bringing Outside Innovations into Health Care

Harvard Business Review

This failure is not for lack of effort — health systems are making massive investments in new infrastructure, technology, processes and managerial approaches designed to manage change, such as electronic health records, Six Sigma and Lean Management. Leading Health Care Innovation.

Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

Technology has clearly paid a huge part in this, but the biggest driver of change in how organizations are run is the ceaseless quest for improvement; to manage more efficiently and effectively to better achieve business results.

Innovating the Toyota, and YouTube, Way

Harvard Business Review

In terms of people, processes and technologies, Toyota and Google's YouTube have little in common. As global innovators, however, they share a remarkable core value and best practice: they invest in the innovative capabilities of their suppliers. Creativity Google Innovation

How To Really Measure a Company's Innovation Prowess

Harvard Business Review

Who is the world's most innovative company? Last year , number crunchers at Forbes found that Salesforce.com is the company with the highest "Innovation Premium" baked into its stock price. Perhaps a company's ability to innovate doesn't last long. Innovation Strategy ROII

How Local Governments Are Using Technology to Serve Citizens Better

Harvard Business Review

Some innovative local governments have realized this and are using technology and a customer-focused mind-set to innovate and better serve citizens, whether for setting up a business or renewing a driver’s license. The ones who are really innovating aim bigger.

Feeling Stumped? Innovation Software Can Help

Harvard Business Review

Since innovative solutions are built upon what people tend to overlook (i.e., Such an analogy program could easily find the previous work, and add efficiency and speed to any task. If you type "remove carbon" into an analogy program that searched biological journals and databases, you could find that the human lung has a highly efficient way of removing carbon dioxide from the bloodstream. Innovation Technology

When You’re Innovating, Think Inside the Box

Harvard Business Review

That little finding and its consequences illustrate a point that managers often overlook in their search for innovation: Sometimes it’s better to think inside the box. A lower scrap rate implies a more-efficient manufacturing process. Executing on Innovation. Innovation

China Can’t Be a Global Innovation Leader Unless It Does These Three Things

Harvard Business Review

When the Chinese Communist Party’s central committee wraps up the Third Plenum on November 12, 2014, a shift from efficiency to innovation will likely be one of the major planks in its vision for China. Other measures suggest that the productivity of China’s innovation system is low.

Can Lending Technology Revive America???s Small Businesses?

Harvard Business Review

Small businesses are also instrumental to our innovation economy; small firms produce 13 times more patents per employee than larger firms and employ more than 40% of high technology workers in America. The potential of new technology to fill the gaps in small business lending is high.

The People Who Practice Everyday, Everywhere Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Yet, all too often, our organizations end up being less innovative than the people within them. The dozens of in-the-trenches innovators who responded to our Innovating Innovation Challenge embody the first assertion and are working relentlessly and fearlessly to overturn the second. We asked for real-world case studies and bold new ideas that will help us make innovation a deep-rooted, systematic competence in every kind of organization. Innovation M-Prize

We Need a New Approach to Solve the Innovation Talent Gap

Harvard Business Review

What if this model existed on a larger scale to help staff innovation and growth strategy initiatives for big business? I previously wished for a Shark-Tank for Corporate America to create more efficient capital markets to fund great innovation ideas bogged down by bureaucracy.

What Markets Do and Don’t Get About Innovation

Harvard Business Review

The idea was to transform his theory of disruptive innovation into an investment thesis. Disruptive innovation can take several forms, and the market understands some types better than others. Great investments are both non-consensus and correct, and examining the valuation process shows that consensus tends to coalesce differently around each type of innovation. Why the market values some kinds of innovation better than others. Disruptive innovation Finance

Steve Blank on Why Big Companies Can't Innovate

Harvard Business Review

What's striking about Fast Company's 2013 list of the world's 50 most innovative companies is the relative absence of large, established firms. Instead the list is dominated by the big technology winners of the past 20 years that have built innovation into their DNA (Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft), and a lot of smaller, newer start-ups. It's not surprising that younger entrepreneurial firms are considered more innovative. Entrepreneurship Innovatio

Solving the Internet's Congestion Problem

Harvard Business Review

Our collective ability to equally access and innovate on internet platforms, from search and social networks, to content and commerce sites, is fundamental to continued growth. With internet innovation comes congestion. Barriers to TCP Innovation.

Platforms Are the New Foundation of Corporate IT

Harvard Business Review

It embodies the long tail realities of major business and technology decisions, resulting in an IT department struggling to manage multiple costly and incompatible infrastructures. Functionally, digital technologies are front-office, customer-facing, and demand-generating.

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Is Collaboration the New Greenwashing?

Harvard Business Review

Technology has dramatically simplified our ability to access, analyze, and act on ever-expanding volumes of information, and to do so more effectively by connecting and collaborating. How General Mills Uses Food Technology to Make an Impact in Africa. Social enterprise Technology

Invest in Digital Marketing to Control Your Destiny

Harvard Business Review

His "Obama for America" fundraising , analytics and "get out the vote" operation was a masterpiece of agile electoral innovation and entrepreneurship. We knew what to do," said Harper Reed, the campaign's Chief Technology Officer. "We Barack Obama Innovation Technology

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Escape the Moore's-Law Traffic Jam

Harvard Business Review

When it comes to microchips — the miniature machines that run so much of our lives — innovation has driven us farther than we ever thought possible. The rate of semiconductor innovation is slowing, however, the way traffic on a freeway bottlenecks as lanes diminish.

Customer Service in the Age of the Internet of Things

Harvard Business Review

Today, innovative customer service means being able to contact a company on multiple platforms — not just by phone, but via email, web, Twitter, Facebook, and mobile devices. Customer service Innovation Technology

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Is Your Organization Ready for Total Digitization?

Harvard Business Review

We at MIT CISR have found that enterprises are using one or more of three approaches to managing total digitization: convergence, coordination, or a separate digital innovation stacks approach. Separate Digital Innovation Stacks. IT management Information & technology Technology

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A Board Director's Perspective on What IT Has to Get Right

Harvard Business Review

I''m often struck by how many articles exclusively focus on new or emerging technology and their productivity or efficiency effects. As many companies move from exclusively internal focused R&D to distributed-innovation systems (e.g., Improving Operational Efficiency.

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The Booming Business of Drones

Harvard Business Review

The business and civilian adoption of military technology is nothing new; we had mass adoption of the wristwatch after World War I when soldiers began attaching their pocket watches to their wrists for more practical purposes. The efficiencies come with 100% robotic operation.".

How Drucker Thought About Complexity

Harvard Business Review

In the 1960s and 1970s, he was already anticipating some of the implications of the Big Shift just beginning to emerge: the transition to an information economy, the centrality of knowledge work, and the transformative impact of digital technology on all types of work.

The First 90 Days in a New CIO Position

Harvard Business Review

Perhaps the most exciting (and challenging) aspect of working in a progressive IT organization is the pace of technological change. Managing this rapid change and fostering innovation while "keeping the trains running on time" is the primary leadership role required of any CIO, new or old.

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A Global Online Network Lets Health Professionals Share Expertise

Harvard Business Review

With guidance from Paul English, chief technology officer of Kayak, we borrowed a common tool from business — professional virtual communities (PVCs) — and adapted it to leverage the wisdom of the crowds. As of July 2013, there were 50 private communities.

IT Cannot Be Only the CIO's Responsibility

Harvard Business Review

Of course, this response would be fine if the challenge were merely to deploy technology (on time and to budget) and ensure it continues to function properly for as long as required. Technology? This only results in technology being deployed on time and to budget and works.

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Solving the Internet's Congestion Problem

Harvard Business Review

Our collective ability to equally access and innovate on internet platforms, from search and social networks, to content and commerce sites, is fundamental to continued growth. With internet innovation comes congestion. Barriers to TCP Innovation.

Should Your CIO Be Chief Digital Officer?

Harvard Business Review

By helping business leaders to improve their businesses, the CIO becomes an obvious candidate to fill any open role that involves technology, process, or strong governance. Others gain new responsibilities in strategy, M&A integration, or innovation. We''ve all seen it.

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Is Collaboration the New Greenwashing?

Harvard Business Review

Technology has dramatically simplified our ability to access, analyze, and act on ever-expanding volumes of information, and to do so more effectively by connecting and collaborating. How General Mills Uses Food Technology to Make an Impact in Africa. Social enterprise Technology

It's Time for Tenure to Lose Tenure

Harvard Business Review

As a 2010 study by the Center for College Affordability , a non-profit research center, expressed it: "With a tenure system, colleges are not able to reduce the number of medieval history professors in order to increase the number of information technology and business professors.".

Hiring and Big Data: Those Who Could Be Left Behind

Harvard Business Review

Big data holds the promise of not only vastly improved efficiencies but also bringing greater objectivity to our very unconsciously biased human decision-making. Hiring Information & technology Talent management

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The Coming Branded-Currency Revolution

Harvard Business Review

This innovation is good, but it''s a bit of a horseless carriage, still tied to the mental model of a wallet. 2) Laggards: Some brands will play catch up, adopting best practices after they are widely accepted, and rely on the platforms developed by technology and financial services companies.

The Public/Private Cooperation We Need on Cyber Security

Harvard Business Review

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants a preliminary framework in place by the end of this summer, with a final set of guidelines ready to go in February 2014. Government Information & technology Risk management

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If You Want to Change the World, Partner with China

Harvard Business Review

It’s using this development to rapidly experiment with new technologies, policies, and financial systems. In fact, China is innovating at a city level , designating tens of cities at a time as pilots for every viable clean technology. China Innovation Social enterprise

Deliver Big Impact on a Small Budget

Harvard Business Review

We set out to become one of the first capital efficient social impact organizations. Here are the three principles that guided our efforts: People make the world go round.and technology makes it go faster. This removed the biggest bottleneck to innovation — us.