As organizations grow increasingly reliant on a global workforce, they need to know how to mitigate time zone challenges. This article, based on 20 years of research by the author on global working arrangements, explains how companies can not only mitigate the time zone problem but can use it as a source of competitive advantage.
Miller, Paddy; Wedell-Wedellsborg, Thomas
If you want to make innovation happen, you need to change the way people act or behave in their daily work. Based on material in their book Innovation as Usual, the authors present five key behaviors, which they believe leaders ought to foster in their employees in order to release innovation in their companies.
Sagnier, Pablo; Baón, Luis
The upheaval in the world of corporate finance brought on by the global financial crisis is transforming the role of the CFO. This article lists the greater competencies needed for CFOs to meet the new demands being placed on them.
IESE Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro believes this is an opportune moment for institutionalizing responsible investment and ushering in a new, more sustainable age of capitalism. This article identifies some of the key drivers and the challenges that responsible investment poses to investors and managers as they try to take this novel field and embed it into their institutional practices.
While Say-on-Pay policies may not curb excessive remuneration, they do provide other measurable, positive benefits for companies and their shareholders. IESE Prof. Mireia Giné argues that Say-on-Pay measures can be effective for strengthening corporate governance and accountability within the firm, outweighing the time and costs they require.
Almandoz Rios, John
As banks seek to redeem themselves in light of the reckless mismanagement that destabilized the entire global economy, IESE Prof. Juan Almandoz draws out several lessons for creating a new community bank, which serve as useful reminders for any business seeking to reconcile its mission with the needs of customers, while also reconnecting with communities in vital and lasting ways.
Campa Fernández, José Manuel
IESE Prof. José M. Campa proposes the attitudes and principles that finance sector professionals must adopt, and the actions to go along with them, to get corporate finance back to where it always belonged -- supporting the company's core business activities through financing and sound financial advice.
IESE Prof. Marco Tortoriello identifies a number of strategies for mapping the informal networks of ties and relationships that employees form across functions and divisions. He suggests ways to create the "best" network conditions that will support the transfer of knowledge across different parts of the organization, which may facilitate better conditions for innovation.
Using a role-play experiment, IESE's Kandarp Mehta observes the role of creativity in negotiation. The creativity of the counteroffer appears to be the most significant variable influencing the success of the final deal. With that in mind, he proposes five strategies to help readers be more creative when they negotiate.
Schwartz, Mark S.; Cragg, Wesley; Hoffman, W. Michael
Executives who ignore the ethical dimensions of crisis management expose themselves to serious risks that can lead to the collapse of their firms. The authors use the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as a cautionary example of what happens when a company fails to make decisions based on and directly connected to a set of core ethical values.