Today's Workforce in the Global Marketplace

Coaching Tip

They constantly generate new innovations; they use new networks to solve problems in an innovative manner, provided their interest is piqued. This generation grew up with social media and technologies-- they now expect their leaders to be inspiring, responsive, available and open. The network economy is going to be mainstream. As a leader, you must engage your Gen Y Digital Cowboys to expand your network of contacts to both retain and expand your company.

What Uber’s China Deal Says About the Limits of Platforms

Harvard Business

Rather than rehashing these points, I want to take a broader perspective and use the Uber-Didi deal to reflect more broadly on platform companies and globalization. Thus, the Center for Global Enterprise has identified 176 platform companies globally with a combined valuation in the excess of $4 trillion, including the five most valuable publicly held U.S. Platforms are supposed to enable rapid, asset-light globalization. Are there really global network economies?

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Technology Alone Won’t Solve Our Collaboration Problems

Harvard Business Review

Sure, these technological improvements help in many ways. Our fast moving, globally networked economy simply was not possible a few years ago. But more often than not, the problem we’re facing isn’t a technological one, but a social one. Teaching, consulting, and working with executives across industries and geographies has provided me with lots of evidence of a simple truth: it’s not what technology you’ve got, but how you use it.

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8 Leading Areas for Change In Risk Management/Analysis In The Coming Years

Strategy Driven

Businesses across the world have become an integral part of the networked economy. All of this, at the same time, creates a network of risks. All businesses in this network will have to rely on their partners that they can identify, manage, and reduce risks.

The Art of HR: Building REAL Social Networks

LDRLB

Social networking has evolved in various formats, using technological advances to allow people to communicate with their network in unique ways. These networks have infiltrated our workforce and have created numerous fluid dynamics in our workforce. Avid social networkers can now create a portfolio of jobs, without relying on one single employer. Leadership hr human resources social social networks vanderpyl

Business School Professors Should Be Like Movie Directors

Harvard Business Review

But with more and more technologically disruptive change affecting our classrooms – through social media, wearable computing, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), gamification, and so on – it’s time we shift away from the business school model of sage-on-a-stage. Classrooms are becoming a mesh of virtual and real, inspiring more collaboration, and expanding across hundreds of cultures as campuses globalize. As business school professors, we always ask ourselves why we are needed.