Management Thinking

Moving beyond the hazards of human bias

08 Mar 2018 | Rod Collins

Human beings can be both blind to the obvious and blind to their blindness. So the great promise of Artificial Intelligence is that it can move us move beyond the limits of our human biases.

Spanning the boundaries that limit organisational innovativeness

15 Feb 2018 | Yves Doz

Multinational organisations span many boundaries - geographic, cultural and institutional. So key to their effectiveness is the ability to bridge these divides while retaining their diversity and local uniqueness.

Digital transformation: from worker to gamer

06 Feb 2018 | Rod Collins

Digital transformation is likely to bring with it a dramatic reduction in traditional employment. But will also see the emergence of a radically different economic role: that of the gamer.

Leadership Is a journey, not a destination

29 Jan 2018 | Ian C. Woodward

Whether you are a leader of today or tomorrow, thinking consciously about leadership is essential. Every context requires different talents and skills, so leaders must learn to adjust themselves along the way.

The human-machine symbiosis

24 Jan 2018 | Rod Collins

Machines are becoming more humanlike. But rather than posing a threat to mankind, could this reformulation of the human-machine symbiosis spark a renaissance of humanity?

An evolutionary leap in human intelligence?

04 Jan 2018 | Rod Collins

Digital Transformation is arguably the most far-reaching socio-economic revolution in human history. But most of us remain blind to the real magnitude of the changes this will bring.

Is blockchain the future of IT?

21 Dec 2017 | Rod Collins

Because it extinguishes the ‘power of one’, blockchain is game-changing systems architecture that looks set to revolutionize the way we build IT systems.

The theory thing

18 Dec 2017 | Duane Dike

Management theories are constantly changing because our business world is in a state of eternal flux. So if business leaders can’t change their ways of thinking, they risk being left behind by the march of history.

Is communication the problem, or teamwork?

05 Dec 2017 | James M. Kerr

Sometimes we can get fooled into thinking that poor communication is a problem when it’s really a symptom of something much more profound: poor organizational design that undermines the ability of people to work in teams.

Digital transformation or digital destruction?

27 Nov 2017 | Rod Collins

Two fundamental issues need to be addressed if we want to avoid digital transformation going wrong and turning into digital destruction.

Getting stuck in

07 Nov 2017 | Mike France

One of the big advantages of being a smaller, more agile business, is that senior management can get stuck in with their employees during busy periods. So perhaps its time more executives spent less time in the boardroom and more in the dispatch room

Why the Internet of Things changes everything

26 Oct 2017 | Rod Collins

We are on the cusp of the second wave of the digital revolution, one which promises to be far more transformative than the first and which will change the fundamental dynamics of how our social structures work.

Preparing teams to lead innovative change

18 Oct 2017 | Henrik Bresman

Today’s fast-moving industries demand a new model of organisational change that rejects the top-down, linear process of the past in favour of a more democratised, inclusive and open-ended paradigm.

Digital transformation and the power of collective intelligence

27 Sep 2017 | Rod Collins

As hierarchies give way to networks in our digital future, we need to understand how collective intelligence works and how to harness it - as well as how to protect ourselves from its dark side.

How automation will rescue middle management

07 Sep 2017 | Quy Huy

Far from fearing the rise of AI, we should view automation as an opportunity to liberate managers to focus on things that AI can’t emulate - emotion and empathy.

Employing outsiders: a survival guide

30 Aug 2017 | Robert Kelsey

Outsiders can be a manager's worst nightmare. But misfits don't have to be disruptive workplace mavericks. Most are creative, crafty and brave. So rather than try to get rid of them, here’s how to understand what makes them tick and harness their talents.

Why empathy makes for stronger organisations

17 Aug 2017 | Manfred Kets De Vries

The ability of executives to see themselves from the outside and others from the inside, plays an important role in effective team formation.

Why empathy makes for stronger organisations

17 Aug 2017 | Manfred Kets De Vries

The ability of executives to see themselves from the outside and others from the inside, plays an important role in effective team formation.

Horizontal leadership and the spaces in between

11 Aug 2017 | Michael Jones

Horizontal leaders don’t just think outside the box, they think outside the building, seeking answers and opportunities in the ill-defined, ambiguous spaces at the boundaries of sectors, disciplines and capabilities.

Leadership, innovation and the future

03 Aug 2017 | Duane Dike

Leaders are critical to innovative thinking. Great ideas don't emerge from companies whose leaders try to control and micromanage. Innovation only thrives in organizations whose members are free to think and express themselves.