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Millennials Spur a Management Revolution

Millennials Spur a Management Revolution

As millennials become business managers, they’re fueling a shift toward untraditional management methods aimed at spurring innovation, says Todd Jick, a senior lecturer in the discipline of business. When Yonatan Bursztyn founded the backpack brand Totto in 1987 in Bogota, Colombia, there was seemingly only one way to organize the company: in the hierarchical, top-down … Continued

The Secret to Changing the World Is in Your Wallet

The Secret to Changing the World Is in Your Wallet

We often assume that the only ways to support the causes we care about are to volunteer our time or donate our money. But Jane Mosbacher Morris ’12 has another method: conscious consumerism. In her new book, Buy the Change You Want to See, Morris offers actionable steps that everyday people can take to realize their … Continued

The Catch-22 of Corporate Social Responsibility in Undermining Work Productivity

The Catch-22 of Corporate Social Responsibility in Undermining Work Productivity

Employees may work less if they suspect a selfish motivation behind corporate social responsibility initiatives, says Professor Stephan Meier. Your company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives may be backfiring. Of the largest 250 companies in the world, more than 90 percent publish annual CSR reports full of glossy photos and flowery messaging around strengthening communities and minimizing environmental … Continued

4 Leadership Lessons from Jazz

4 Leadership Lessons We Learned From Jazz

Why do we organize? When I pose this question to executives, their answers are understandably predictable: to accomplish an objective, to make use of all available resources, to maximize efficiencies. While all of these are correct, there is a simpler, more elegant response. We organize because we can’t do it alone. When understood at its … Continued

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