A Shift in Leadership Can Make a Multi-Million Dollar Impact

Strategy Driven

We remained steadfastly committed to having all our staff from custodians, plumbers, and bus drivers to engineers, architects, and finance directors, trained in the culture we wanted to create and the culture we expected each of our people to honor.

The Countries with the Boldest Business Leaders

Harvard Business Review

This accords with other, peer-reviewed research that shows a connection between displaying confidence and being perceived as competent. (If Fortune favors the bold , goes the old Roman saying. Our research suggests fortune is not alone in this: so do the Americans and the Chinese.

Data Can Do for Change Management What It Did for Marketing

Harvard Business Review

Banks and lenders have predictive analytics engines that tell the lender the probability that a customer will pay them back. These are not the foundations of a proper science that verifies knowledge through experiment and replication of findings in peer-reviewed studies. Neasden Control Centre for HBR. Business in the 21st century is being redefined by a data-driven revolution.

If There’s Only One Woman in Your Candidate Pool, There’s Statistically No Chance She’ll Be Hired

Harvard Business Review

In our first study, using an experimental setting, we had 144 undergraduate students review qualifications of three job candidates who made up a finalist pool of applicants. There are more CEOs of large U.S.

Stop Using the Excuse “Organizational Change Is Hard”

Harvard Business Review

Suddenly, employees disengage en masse and then the change engine begins to sputter in both perception and reality. A 1994 article in the peer-reviewed journal Information Systems Management presents Hammer and Champy’s estimate as a fact and changes “50 percent to 70 percent” to just “70 percent.” During nearly every discussion about organizational change, someone makes the obvious assertion that “change is hard.”

Make Your Knowledge Workers More Productive

Harvard Business Review

So large-scale re-engineering programs, productivity drives, and changes to the incentive system are unlikely to work: they can easily be resisted, ignored or gamed. The analyst would then review each law and group them by similar characteristic.

Speed Up Your Product Development Without Losing Control

Harvard Business Review

Google’s test machine is built and run by a “test engineering” group, whose size is about 15% of their total developers. The test engineers think a lot about creating incentives that motivate developers to fix bugs and write effective tests. Google combines automated testing with a related process that requires a human peer to review code changes. It can often seem like digital technology is making every aspect of business move at warp speed.

Who's the Best at Innovating Innovation?

Harvard Business Review

Democratizing Entrepreneurship: Village Capital's Peer Selection Model. An exciting and powerful model for cultivating, evaluating, funding, and growing new ideas — and a detailed recipe for unleashing the power of peer review in any organization. by Ashley Good, Engineers Without Borders Canada. Most companies put innovation at the top of their agendas.