Research: We’re Not Very Self-Aware, Especially at Work

Harvard Business Review

If you’ve participated in a training or development program in the past two decades, chances are you took an assessment designed to increase self-awareness. The net result can be harmful to development and performance and, as we observed, the effectiveness of teams.

The Top Six Innovation Ideas of 2011

Harvard Business Review

That is, the importance of "research & development" to business innovation. From Farmville to Pharmville: We Got Game in Business. There will be a Farmville counterpart or equivalent that becomes a welcome teaching and/or business simulation and learning tool in the enterprise. But the companies that succeed in gameifying their products, services, and brands will enjoy a certain Zynga in their step. That's right.

Games Can Make You a Better Strategist

Harvard Business Review

Play has long infused the language of business: we talk of players, moves, end games, play books and so on. First, there has never been a greater need for companies to learn new ways of doing things in response to a complex and dynamic business environment. We think that the next generation strategy apps will finally be able to prove a real business case. And coaching or mentoring approaches have great merits for personal development, but are hard to scale.