For most of human history, integrating a new generation into society has been pretty straightforward: The youngsters were shown what needed to be done, they did it as well as they could (or faced serious consequences if they didn’t), and, over time, earned a place for themselves in society. But things are different now. Executives all over the world have reported that they have difficulty not only managing this new generation but even understanding them. These young employees, their managers say, are responding differently from prior generations to everything, from assignments to incentives. Can managers cope with a new generation?
A Q&A with Zeynep Ton, author of The Good Jobs Strategy, on how four retailers make more money by paying above-average wages.
Networked organizations mean flatter structures and more creativity, and also a new approach to managing a workforce that thinks and behaves differently. In 1994, when the internet was still mostly an academic information channel, most organizational charts looked a lot like they had for a hundred of years—as many as seven or eight levels from top to […]
Succession planning is something boards need to think about constantly, and not just when the CEO is due to retire.
Gary Hamel, the Godfather of Management 2.0, on reengineering the DNA of organizations based on, among other things, the principles of markets.
All over China, leaders of fast-growing companies are asking themselves: how can we grow as fast as we need to without destroying our company? It’s a question Verne Harnish has been answering for years. Harnish is the CEO of Gazelles, a Virginia-headquartered executive education and coaching firm focused on advising fast-growing companies that hosts seminars […]
Editor’s Note: Even as the global economy slows down, some Chinese companies are grappling with a new reality: hypergrowth. Dizzying growth rates might sound like good news in today’s world, but they create their own set of challenges. In a new series titled The High Growth Conundrum, CKGSB Knowledge will walk you through the different challenges associated with hypergrowth […]