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The CEO’s guide to competing through HR

– Technological tools provide a new opportunity for the function to reach its potential and drive real business value.

ORGANIZATIONAL AGILITY

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A business leader’s guide to agile

– Agile promises rapidly evolving software and substantial business benefits, but it requires new habits from everyone: from IT... and from business partners.
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How the public sector can remain agile beyond times of crisis

– Public-sector organizations have shown they can be nimble in a crisis. Focusing on agility could help them keep pace with changing... needs during challenges—and beyond.
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ING’s agile transformation

– Two senior executives from the global bank describe their recent journey.
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Agility: It rhymes with stability

– Companies can become more agile by designing their organizations both to drive speed and create stability.

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Breaking down the gender challenge

– To make meaningful progress on gender diversity, companies must move beyond the averages and focus on the biggest pain points.
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The art and science of well-being at work

– Leaders of high-intensity, high-performing organizations are beginning to recognize the important effects of mindfulness, exercise,... and sleep on the body—and the brain.
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Leadership and strategic innovation in pharma

– The CEO of Shire explains how he’s repositioning the company and gearing up for more change.
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Optimizing performance in infrastructure project delivery

– To manage costs and schedules more effectively, a four-pronged strategy can identify and limit variability in process execution.
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How Airbus is navigating a digital transformation

– The aerospace and defense company is charting a course to software and services, focusing on creating new data-driven models to... complement its hardware platforms.
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The future of HR in oil and gas

– The war for traditional technical talent is now less fierce, while intensifying for new skill types. We see three themes for HR... of the future in oil and gas, with implications for HR strategy and operating model.
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What talent management can do to shape next-generation pharma leaders

– A Sanofi executive discusses his company’s leadership-development programs and approach to building employee capabilities amid... rapid change.
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Landing the megadeal: Seven keys to closing big sales that make money

– Your salesforce needs help to remain objective, build trust, get the price right, and keep selling until the deal is done.
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When the customer experience starts at home

– To serve end customers better, begin with your employees.
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The business logic in debiasing

– Debiasing business decision making has drawn board-level attention, as companies doing it are achieving marked performance improvements.
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What to do when a specialty-chemical business gets commoditized

– Contrary to conventional wisdom, a commoditized chemical business can be as profitable as a specialty one. The key is to change... to a different operating model.

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