White goods manufacturer Haier is turning itself into an internet-based ‘platform company’ made up of several micro-enterprises. The idea is to create an organization that is extremely responsive to customer needs, constantly cultivates new ideas and innovates quickly. To do that it needs to discard the traditional organizational structure where ideas flow top-down and execution is done bottom-up. The company is now a flat organization which is a marketplace of ideas, talent and resources. The plan sounds good in theory but will the execution be easy?
Companies are abandoning the age-old tradition of the annual performance review. What can possibly replace it
Why are more and more companies—from Accenture to Deloitte—jettisoning the dreaded practice of the annual performance review.
Theme parks in China are in take-off mode once again, but could some be heading for a big drop?
A Q&A with Zeynep Ton, author of The Good Jobs Strategy, on how four retailers make more money by paying above-average wages.
Linda Hill, author of Collective Genius, believes leaders should create a context in which people are willing and able to innovate
Jim Collins, author of classics like Built to Last and Good to Great, on great companies, managing in a networked world and leadership
Given the current demographic trends, how companies should gear up to manage an older workforce.
Whether it’s the progress of technology, the rapid growth of the emerging markets, or the nature of capitalism to destroy and renew industries, the challenges of maturity have tended to be overlooked in recent years. Now, however, with many economies slowing down and the world’s population getting progressively grayer, this may need to change. In this series, we look at what it takes for businesses to navigate their middle years. In part 1, we explore what it takes to lead a mature company.
Peter Cuneo, former CEO of Marvel Entertainment and the man behind seven corporate turnarounds, on what really goes into resurrecting a failing company.