On a Consumer Watershed

Marshall Goldsmith

This trend means that leaders of successful organizations will need to develop different organizational structures, systems, and skills in order to meet these new customer requirements. Likewise, leading telecommunications and other equipment providers now have to compete by offering “network solutions” involving many products formerly sold separately. In a hierarchical organization, leaders can more easily give orders and expect people to respond.

Leaders, Drop Your Masks

Harvard Business Review

How can leaders spark and sustain change in themselves and their organizations? Christine’s team and organization thrived under her new leadership, boosting revenue tenfold and setting industry benchmarks for performance.

Value-Based Health Care Is Inevitable and That’s Good

Harvard Business Review

Whether providers like it or not, health care is evolving from a proficiency-based art to a data-driven science, from freelance physicians to hospital-employed physicians, from one-size-fits-all community hospitals to vast hospital networks organized around centers of excellence.

We Need Open Data To Change The World

Harvard Business Review

Social sector organizations are in the business of changing the world, and the information they collect and use should be the catalyst for making that happen. Here are two organizations doing just that.

The Metamorphosis of the CIO

Harvard Business Review

Eventually, businesses became department stores, specialty stores and malls, and finally, today''s e-businesses and networked organizations that support them. As Erik Brynjolfsson said, to succeed in the future, " We must reinvent our organizations and our whole economic system.". This will lead to new business models, new processes, more meaningful business interactions, innovation, improved and faster decision making, and a more agile organization.

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Women on Boards: Another Year, Another Disappointment

Harvard Business Review

“Still No Progress After Years of No Progress,” reads Catalyst’s recently released 2013 census of women directors and executive officers in the Fortune 500. And 40% of New Zealand women directors versus 29% of men cited closed male-oriented networks as the chief problem.

The Reinvention of NASA

Harvard Business Review

Since the Apollo program, NASA has faced funding cuts, competition from other nations for space leadership, and a radical restructuring of its operating environment due to the emergence of commercial space – all of which have forced the organization to change its ways of thinking and operating. NASA has moved from being a hierarchical, closed system that develops its technologies internally, to an open network organization that embraces open innovation, agility, and collaboration.