Harvard Business Review

Most of AI’s Business Uses Will Be in Two Areas

While overall adoption of artificial intelligence remains low among businesses (about 20% upon our last study), senior executives know that AI isn’t just hype. Organizations across sectors are looking closely at the technology to see what it can do for their business. As they should—we estimate …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch This Badass Georgia Waitress Take Down a Man Who Groped Her at Work

More sexual harassment claims in the U.S. are filed in the restaurant industry than in any other, affecting a reported 90 percent of the women who work in it, according to the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>. One factor in this staggering statistic is that the typical employee on the front lines at most …

Women's News

A Study of Thousands of Dropbox Projects Reveals How Successful Teams Collaborate

The use of virtual file-sharing platforms like Dropbox, Google Docs, and others has become ubiquitous in business, academic, and other settings. But is your team using such collaborative platforms as effectively as they could be?<p>Whether working on cancer cures or the latest consumer-tech products, …

Top 10

A report from 1974 about a metaphorical monkey is among the most-read management advice ever published by Harvard Business Review

One of the most widely read pieces of management advice published by the Harvard Business Review has to do with a monkey.<p>Specifically, the monkey on your back.<p>If you're a people manager, you likely have (at least) one on you right now. The monkey is a metaphor for a burden that one of your team …

Employment

A 4-day work week may not be as far off as you think

You may have had to fight for Summer Fridays in your office, but soon you may only be working four days a week. A company in New Zealand called …

Self-improvement

Take Control of Your Learning at Work

Human beings have an astonishing ability to learn, but our motivation to do so tends to decrease with age, particularly in adulthood. As children, we are naturally curious and free to explore the world around us. As adults, we are much more interested in preserving what we learned, to the point of …

Learning

Medicine is one of the loneliest professions

Doctors and lawyers are among America’s loneliest workers, followed by people who work in engineering and science, according to a survey published in …

Health Care (Canada)

Two Questions to Ask Before You Set Up an Innovation Unit

Despite good intentions—and widespread acceptance of the importance of innovation—efforts to innovate at large companies often lack a clear mission and framework, and as a result, they go off the rails.<p>At one large European energy company we consulted with, no less than four separate corporate …

Innovation

Survey: 68% of CEOs Admit They Weren’t Prepared for the Job

CEOs are known for their confidence. It is, after all, one of the reasons they’ve made it to the top. And yet, that confidence sometimes flags, as we at leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder learned from a survey of 402 CEOs from 11 countries—executives who together run companies with $2.6 trillion …

Leadership

Is Cold Calling Dead In The Digital Age?

The conventional wisdom in today’s digital marketing circles is that the cold call is outdated as a method of finding new customers. Consider for a …

Selling

Social Innovation - Reports - World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation, an advisory body comprised of leading practitioners, thought leaders and …

Innovation

#WorkTrends: Build an A Team

Companies want to hire experts who can jump right in on day one and add value to the organization. But that recruiting strategy may be flawed. Could …

Human Resources

Study: “Repeated exposure to false statements can lead people to believe those falsehoods”

What Do We Know About False News is a new and pretty ambitious article in the Harvard Business Review.<p>I’ll certainly be using parts of it in my IB …

High School

We should not let bad managers stick around | Financial Times

There are a lot of idiots around — just look at the front benches of the House of Commons. But why do the idiots reach such elevated positions?<p>Many …

Boris Johnson

Building a Practice: Six Essential Steps for Hiring Staff | Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

Having established his solo practice 18 months ago after a two-year stint as an associate at another firm, Mason Dixon, Esquire, has built a solid …

Employment

When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting, Don’t Panic

Being put on the spot during a meeting can be an unwelcome surprise. But if you’re prepared to speak up and say something useful, you can turn it into an opportunity to show your expertise. Before your next meeting, look through the agenda and write some notes about questions you have and any …

Public Speaking

Put Innovation on Hyperdrive with AI and ML Powered Cloud

Throughout the world and across every industry, artificial intelligence (AI) is creating new opportunities for business growth by driving …

Artificial Intelligence

You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It.

Most people I know have a to-do list so long that it’s not clear that there’s an end to it. Some tasks, even quite important ones, linger unfinished for a long time, and it’s easy to start feeling guilty or ashamed about what you have not yet completed.<p>People experience guilt and its close cousin …

Self-help

The Productivity Booster You Have in Your Pocket, But Probably Don’t Use

The world’s 230 million knowledge workers are frazzled. Modern life is an interminable cacophony of emails, notifications, messages, alerts, feeds, data and information. 70% of us look at our phones within 30 minutes of waking up. All this causes stress. With multiple notifications on multiple apps …

Artificial Intelligence

Why You Need To Prioritize Diversity, Equality And Inclusion To Win

Diversity, equality and inclusion have become buzzwords in the business community, as people have become more vocal about the need to broaden our employee pools. Those who are in underrepresented groups are showing their unrest on social media and beyond. Yet the face of the average tech company is …

Employment

How to Get Someone to Put Away Their Phone and Actually Listen

No, it’s not just you. If you’ve ever doubted that you had your boss’s full attention while her laptop is open in front of her, stop doubting. In spite of her protests that “I’m listening, go ahead…,” she wasn’t. Decades ago, research settled the question of whether you and I can do two things at …

India is no place for health care innovation, but “doctorpreneurs” are making it happen

At first glance, India seems an unlikely place to look for breakthrough innovations in health care delivery. After all, India’s performance on many health metrics has been abysmal. Per capita spending on health in 2014 was just $75. Physician density is less than one-third that of the United States …

Health Care

Stop Volunteering For Thankless Tasks at Work—If You're a Woman

Psst, women reading this: have you ever suspected that you, and other women co-workers, end up doing a lot of thankless, annoying tasks around the …

Lifehacks

Working abroad can boost your career

Amit Somani (centre) says working abroad has given him a clearer sense of self. Photo: Jithendra M/Mint<p>Amind that is stretched by a new experience …

Business (India)

Nike’s New Store Concept Aims to Change How We Shop

The new stores blur the lines between digital and physical retail.<p>At Nike’s first “live concept store,” Nike by Melrose, buying sneakers is meant to be as easy as ordering food from the drive-thru. If your running shoes have worn thin and you’re pressed for time, you can text the West Los Angeles …

Customers

Choose to Be Kind to Someone Who Annoys You

When someone you work with annoys you all the time, chances are you assume the worst about them — and that mindset shows up in your behavior. But it’s important to be civil, and even compassionate, to colleagues, both because so much work is collaborative and because that coworker probably isn’t …

Self-help

How this far-right conspiracy theory went from 4chan to T-shirts

A fringe internet hoax goes mainstream<p>QAnon is seemingly everywhere.<p>This week, a Florida GOP chapter tweeted, then deleted, a video explaining it. …

Internet

Data Dilemma: How Silos and Legacies Limit Customer Analytics Success

With customer analytics spending projected to increase, organizations must devote at least some of the funding to resolve tech legacy and silo issues …

Big Data

Entertainment Weekly Taps Greg Garry as Photography Director | People on the Move - Folio

Entertainment Weekly Taps Greg Garry as Photography Director | People on the Move<br>New York Media has a new head of programmatic revenue, Irin Carmon …

Sexual Harassment

It’s Time to Make Business School Research More Relevant

One of the biggest challenges facing management scientists has been the struggle to produce knowledge that is both academically rigorous <i>and</i> applicable to practicing managers. In an Academy of Management Journal editorial, we described two problems that contribute to this challenge.<p>The first is what …

Business School