People & Organization

People & Organization


People & Organization



November 2016
Frontline leaders can have a huge impact on their teams, on an organization’s overall performance, and on customer satisfaction, yet most companies fail to develop them effectively. A three-step program can help.
November 2015
Across virtually all industries, unprecedented disruption and market turbulence are requiring organizations to launch more frequent transformations in response.

Smart Simplicity in Action

January 2017
Why do public-sector workers tend to be so demoralized and disengaged? Because their organizations are strangled by rules. The cure: applying the principles of Smart Simplicity.

Technology & Digital

July 2016
The division between the winners and the losers in global integration and technological progress is polarizing societies and threatening to derail growth. Business leaders need to act.
September 2015
Industry 4.0 will help people remain in or return to the workforce. More jobs will be gained than lost, but workers will require significantly different skills.
November 2014
Huge shifts in the tech industry have major implications for people and organizations. Transformation is critical. To enable it, HR and chief HR officers need to change, too.

Organizing for Excellence

October 2016
Companies tend to overlook the importance of HR in location selection. An HR Effectiveness Index allows them to compare top contenders—and select wisely.

The CEO Agenda

May 2016
Through energy, leaders can infuse others with purpose, impart meaning, encourage the pursuit of goals, and receive feedback. Learn how 50 current and former CEOs effectively manage energy.
November 2015
Many big companies are headed for the “success trap.” Instead of exploring opportunities for the future, they’re overexploiting existing business models and relying on past recipes for success.
February 2016
Understanding the principles that confer robustness in complex systems—such as tropical forests, stock markets, and even companies—can mean the difference between survival and extinction.
May 2015
New CEOs and senior executives often take over with a mandate for change. A structured four-step process can help them launch a transformation program and improve performance in a sustainable way.

HR Excellence

October 2016
HR leaders must take on a more strategic role in response to big changes, such as the need to harness powerful data analytics and deal with a shift toward freelance work.

Workforce Trends

July 2016
Why has it been so difficult to increase diversity in management at German companies, and what can be done to strengthen the role of women?