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Five Fifty: The skillful corporation

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The skillful corporation

With skill shortages looming, companies need multiple tactics to close the capability gap. Here are three keys to action.

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Five Fifty: Better decisions

– The path to better decision-making means untangling the crossed web of accountability—one decision at a time.

Five Fifty: Decision factories

– Want to reduce the staggering cost of bad decisions? Turn your organization into a “decision factory.”

Five Fifty: Gut instincts

– Should corporate executives trust their intuition? Sometimes yes, but other times no, says Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahnemann. Four tests can help you decide.

Five Fifty: Genius after the fact

– Did you know it all along? Then you may be a victim of hindsight bias. 

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Five Fifty: The pandemic’s gender effect

– Women are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s how to help.

Five Fifty: The big experiment

– Crisis-fueled experimentation has become a primary source of organic growth during the pandemic. But you’ve got to escape pilot... purgatory first.

Five Fifty: Is it safe?

– In times of anxiety, depression, fear, and stress, how can companies create the psychological safety that employees need?

Five Fifty: High stakes for stakeholder capitalism

– As environmental, social, and governance issues become more urgent, companies are looking to create both profits and progress.

Five Fifty: The quickening

– If you’re feeling whiplash, it might be the ten years forward we just jumped in 90 days’ time.

Five Fifty: Science as unusual

– Innovations in biological science have quickened the global coronavirus response—and signal broader competitive disruptions for... business.

Five Fifty: The color of wealth

– The wealth gap between black and white Americans is a primary force in racial inequality and social injustice. Here’s how to address... it.

Five Fifty: The other global crisis

– Can the world pay attention to climate change—even while fighting the coronavirus? Experts say we can’t afford to do otherwise.

Five Fifty: Learn fast and prosper

– Fast times require faster learning. Is your organization keeping pace? 

Five Fifty: The changeable organization

– What does it take to transform corporate organizations? New research reveals the variables that matter most.

Five Fifty: Soft skills for a hard world

– As workers interact with ever-smarter machines, the demand for soft skills is beginning to surge.
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