Kenneth Andersson for HBR
Historically, shopping has been a sensory experience. Store associates served as personal shoppers, helping customers pick out items. Shoppers gauged quality by the look and feel of a product. They asked for sales associates’ opinions when they tried on clothes. It was as much an emotional experience as it was a physical, tactile one.
That traditional “personal touch” shopping experience is hard to replicate online. As more companies struggle to find their niche with the modern consumer, they’re turning to new technologies to recreate t [...]
Back in 2011, crowdsourcing was fueling an explosion in open innovation. At that time, most Fortune 500 firms had launched crowdsourcing initiatives or partnered with startups in order to access outside innovators or co-create with customers. The providers of crowdsource solutions had their heyday. Kaggle had raised $11M from Koshla Ventures. InnoCentive raised $7M and bought OmniCompete. TopCoder stepped from strength to strength, raising $11M in 2010. Quirky raised two rounds totaling $21M. But the glory didn’t last. Within six years, Kaggle had been acqui-hired by Google; a struggling [...]
Jennifer Maravillas for HBR
With the recent spate of firms in the news over sexual harassment allegations and charges of gender bias, it is obvious that an issue many in business had thought was “done” is instead far from finished. Fostering corporate cultures which make half your employees feel somewhere between unengaged and unsafe is becoming risky and unsustainable. A lot of companies are doubling down on efforts to finally “crack” the gender issue.
Most companies now have more gender-balanced talent pools, especially at the early-to-mid-career levels, and are lo [...]
For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different and much more personal initial question: “Can you help me better manage my own life?”
Consider the challenges that modern corporate leaders — and especially CEOs — now face, in addition to running their companies every day:
A high likelihood that the compan [...]
Are you troubled because of wild animals that tread into your workplace or home? Then, you need to hire trained professionals to get these animals removed from your place. Using some DIY tricks can only make things worse and might harm either one of you or both. Also, these animals can create a ruckus by messing up your place. Hiring a pest control can be a good choice, but the animals have to suffer from pain throughout the process. Then, which solution should you opt for? The answer is hiring humanely animal services which do no harm to animals as well helps in removing them.
If you are look [...]
Acute illness and injuries do not require emergency rooms and can be cured within a short span of time, with adequate medical care. Family Health Center Convenient Care Clinic is an Ardmore medical centre, established in January 2012 which provides professional and expert medical services during urgent medical needs and minor injuries. The clinic is conveniently situated in the healthcare corridor in Ardmore serving all of northern Texas and south-central Oklahoma. They accomplish the task of providing the highest quality medical facilities with the aid of their compassionate and hard-working [...]
Most often people opt to take random drugs in cases of sudden flu, unexpected rash or a nagging arm pain. But, it is better to contact the family physician to help you in such unexpectedly aroused medical problem as they can provide the best cure to relieve your ailment in a quick span of time. You cannot make an appointment or scroll through the internet to find the right doctor during such an emergency. At such point of time, you must contact physicians who can offer you fast medical care without any appointments. If you are looking for professional family doctors in Ardmore OK, then you [...]
Surviving in the highly competitive and dynamic corporate world is not a piece of cake. You need to have a thorough understanding of different business practices and trends, in order to achieve your desired business goals. If you are someone who is willing to take new start in the corporate world or someone who wants to re-establish an existing business, then you should avail professional consultancy services. There is one such business consultant, known for taking the businesses to new heights, Isaac Mildenberg.
Isaac Mildenberg is a business tycoon and business consultant. With several yea [...]
Industrial printing has its own importance in various fields regardless of your profession and work. You want to get your product featured or you want to get quality images for marketing purposes, industrial printer is a need to all. They are numerous printers used to get quality posters, pamphlets, banners etc. if you want printers which can help you out with basic industrial needs, then you can rely on MTuTech.com. MTuTech.com offers the highest quality industrial printers which are manufactured by their own professional technicians. The company has gained 10 years of experience in the same [...]
Have you ever stopped to ponder the true complexities involved with trying to create a viable, safe, autonomous vehicle? The innovation alone is a herculean task, but imagine being that upstart pioneer trying to develop the technology, while at the same time going up against entrenched, powerful competitors with deep industry knowledge, assets, and channels who’ve been around for a hundred years or more.
This is the challenge for all kinds of disruptors, whether in the auto industry, pharmaceuticals, service industries, or healthcare. The fact is, going it alone, we believe, is simply no [...]
Tax evasion is a key societal challenge and causes considerable losses in government revenue. In the U.S., these losses are estimated to be about $500 billion, roughly the size of the federal government’s annual deficit.
How can we ensure that people report their income correctly? The classic approach to reducing tax evasion is to increase the probability of being detected and to increase penalties. However, if people are motivated by a desire to do the right thing, moral appeals could also contribute to increased tax compliance. In a new study, we show that moral motivation is impo [...]
Providing employees feedback on their performance and opportunities to develop is one of a manager’s most important tasks. As important as it is, however, it can often get pushed down pretty far on the to-do list. Many leaders face a swarm of pressing deadlines; moreover, feedback conversations can be awkward. Even the preparation for such conversations can make managers feel stressed. It’s easy to fall back on the annual performance review to make sure at least one conversation happens. It’s no wonder many employees report getting no other feedback throughout the year.
But g [...]