Is It Time For A Peer-Reviewed Bonus System?

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It lets me reward people that management may not always recognize,” employee Becky Neil told the Wall Street Journal. Overtime, however, HCL’s system sheds light on who employees believe are the real linchpins of the company and allows HCL’s management to make the needed equity adjustments. He writes, speaks, and serves on the faculty of management at Oral Roberts University’s College of Business.

Creating an Effective Peer Review System

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Employee performance reviews are a hot topic once again. Many people think real-time peer reviews will be a key piece of the puzzle. But how do you create, maintain and support a successful real-time peer review program to make sure it delivers on its potential?

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Who's the Best at Innovating Innovation?

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Most companies put innovation at the top of their agendas. But how many devote the energy and resources it takes to build innovation into the values, processes, and practices that rule everyday activity and behavior? Not many, as we argued when we launched the Innovating Innovation Challenge in October. Productivity, predictability, and alignment are embedded in the marrow of our management systems. Unleashing Inclusive Innovation at Cisco. Innovation

How Brigham & Women’s Funds Health Care Innovation

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One of the biggest challenges in health care is how to provide innovative, high technology specialty care while reining in costs at the same time. To date, these innovations have saved an estimated $4 million in annual medical expenses while decisively improving quality.

When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With

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One of the great frustrations of being a middle manager is that senior leaders make decisions that go against what you would have done had it been up to you. You might even be tempted to communicate to your peers and supervisees that you’re not convinced this is the right way to go. If — deep down — you don’t feel that senior management makes good decisions, it’s probably time to start looking for another job. Sophie Blackall/Getty Images.

Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

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More than two-thirds of large businesses now offer disease-management programs , but most of these are bricks-and-mortar services that can be converted to better-studied, cheaper, and more effective digital therapeutics. Innovating for Value in Health Care. Digital therapeutics are being increasingly validated in clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals and are available or are being developed for most chronic diseases.

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

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And during times of organizational crisis or change, dominance may be needed to manage various stakeholders with opposing viewpoints. If a marketing team is charged with creating an innovative new advertising campaign, for example, a prestigious leader can release the constraints on team members and encourage them to think outside the box. This creates a safe environment where team members feel respected and free to innovate and generate creative solutions.

Is Employee Engagement Just a Reflection of Personality?

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Indeed, even before organizations started talking about the need to “engage employees,” many managers appeared to regard motivation as something individuals brought with them to work — a characteristic of people they hired. pbombaert/Getty Images.

Are CEOs Overhyped and Overpaid?

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For example, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk enjoy cult-like status and are widely regarded as modern tycoons of innovation. My focus was on peer-reviewed journal articles (academic papers) that included reliable measures of CEO attributes (e.g., I came up with three major conclusions from this literature review: CEOs Do Matter a Lot. Stan O’Neal’s reckless risk-taking sunk Merrill Lynch, yet he still managed to walk out the door with $161.5

How Physicians Can Keep Up with the Knowledge Explosion in Medicine

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Innovating for Value in Health Care. One service, called UpToDate , employs 6,300 physician authors, editors, and peer reviewers to manually review the most recent medical information to produce synopses for practicing doctors. at home or at retail sites) services for monitoring biometrics such as blood pressure or blood glucose so real-world patient data can be shared and integrated to make possible more frequent and more proactive management of diabetes.

The Risks of Health Insurance Company Mergers

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Before addressing that question directly, let’s start with some basic premises: Consumers need an ample choice of innovative, well-priced insurance products. Indeed, I’m aware of no peer-reviewed, published analyses that show that insurance mergers, on average, benefit consumers.

Overcoming Fragmentation in Health Care

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America is a nation of innovators and entrepreneurs. At the foundation of our approach is a knowledge-management system — an electronic archive of Mayo Clinic-vetted knowledge containing evidence-based protocols, order sets, alerts and care process models.

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Surgeons Are Using Social Media to Share and Learn New Skills

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That’s why academic surgical departments across the globe hold weekly Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conferences that gather surgeons together to review particular cases and share ideas for improving their practice. For instance, Twitter has been used to host “TweetChat” forums on the surgical treatment and management of particular diseases (such as a recent #obsm discussion on adolescent bariatric surgery). shuoshu/Getty Images.