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Experiential learning: What’s missing in most change programs

August 2015—Successful transformations demand new capabilities. To build them, experiential learning leverages the intimate link between knowledge and experience.more

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A new order for law

August 2015—One law firm’s story shows how lean management can transform even the most complicated, tradition-bound, and intellectually demanding of businesses.more

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Digital manufacturing: The revolution will be virtualized

August 2015—While manufacturers are recognizing the opportunities—and threats—of digitization, few are responding in a comprehensive, coordinated way. That needs to change.more

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How Grohe finds growth through innovation

August 2015—The sanitary-fittings manufacturer’s chairman, David J. Haines, who is also CEO of Lixil Water Technology, explains how Grohe is meeting changing customer needs through product diversification and innovation—and why CEOs are the ultimate brand managers.more

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How three external challenges made Nokia’s supply chain stronger

July 2015—Johannes Giloth, head of operations for Nokia Networks, describes the supply-chain transformation that helped Nokia thrive despite a decade of extraordinary pressure.more

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Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

July 2015—In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Here’s how incumbent companies can reframe them.more

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Raising your Digital Quotient

June 2015—Following the leader is a dangerous game. It’s better to focus on building an organization and culture that can realize the strategy that’s right for you.more

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What it takes to build your Digital Quotient

June 2015—When it comes to transitioning to digital, what differentiates success from struggle? In this interview, the leader of McKinsey’s Digital Quotient initiative provides some answers.more

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Manufacturing’s next act

June 2015—Industry 4.0 is more than just a flashy catchphrase. A confluence of trends and technologies promises to reshape the way things are made.more

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Why capital expenditures need more CFO attention

May 2015—Companies in capital-intensive industries need to get more out of their capital budgets. CFOs can play a critical role.more

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Sewing up lower costs from falling commodity prices

April 2015—Apparel and footwear companies should be helped by tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton. But many miss out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.more

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Toward a new HR philosophy

April 2015—HR should empower managers to decide on standards, hire how they choose, and develop company-wide leaders.more

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Getting beyond bureaucracy in human resources

April 2015—By becoming more strategic and operating with an edge, corporate HR departments can boost their effectiveness and shed their bureaucratic reputation.more

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