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The experience of growing up online will profoundly shape the workplace expectations of “Generation F” – the Facebook Generation. At a minimum, they’ll expect the social environment of work to reflect the social context of the Web, rather than as is currently the case, a mid-20th-century Weberian...
Blog by Gary Hamel on September 17, 2010
Take the Tweet a Hack challenge: Help us "Take the Work out of Work" and win a $100 Amazon gift certificate! Is your work as engaging, inspiring, and fulfilling as it could be? Do you (and the people you know) get enough meaning, freedom, energizing challenge, and fun from your job? Does your...
Blog by Polly LaBarre on August 19, 2010
As you're putting together the guest list for your holiday parties you might want to consider this: not once, but twice over the last five years I've embarked on an in-depth review of the academic and practical literature on leadership. The first time was for a 2006 book with Jeff Pfeffer, Hard...
Blog by Bob Sutton on December 8, 2010
Our thanks to those MIXers who have given us their thoughts, in 140 characters or less, about how to take the work out of work. From Play-doh and musical instruments at meetings to praising risk-takers, you've crammed a lot of good suggestions into a tiny bit of space. Each one of these is a great...
Blog by David Sims on August 24, 2010
Editor's note: Research by McKinsey & Company's Organization Practice finds that better collaborative capabilities help companies achieve superior financial performance. These results are supported by academic research, which shows that the ability to collaborate in networks is more important...
Blog by Leigh Weiss on January 26, 2011
Editor’s note: Why are managers so often short sighted at the expense of the long-term health and value of their companies? One reason is that compensation and incentive systems are too often geared to the short term. These incentives can skew our perspective of the bigger picture. Indeed, research...
Blog by McKinsey & Company on March 19, 2011
Most of the time you take your office computers for granted. OK, there’s a niggle or two, but generally the IT folks can sort it out. Occasionally, though, it gets more serious. When the system crashes regularly or a virus hijacks the network there’s no easy alternative: you need to upgrade the...
Blog by Simon Caulkin on November 30, 2010
China has been a fascinating destination for me. I have visited once, and it was a humbling experience to see myself as a small man on the Great Wall. Now I'm on my way to the World Economic Meeting in Tianjin, the summer Davos as it's called. I'm excited about going there because it's a confluence...
Blog by Vineet Nayar on September 10, 2010
The term “strategic planning” conjures up images of suits in conference rooms diagramming the path to world domination on whiteboards. All too often, strategic planning is an activity reserved for the organizational elite—executives aided by consultants. The top dogs think up all the big ideas—and...
Blog by Chris Grams on March 21, 2011
Parking cover topped with solar arrays will help Dell avoid 221,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year - roughly equivalent to planting 23 acres of pine forest every year. Employees working on Dell’s Round Rock, Texas campus noticed this week a section of the parking lot is temporarily...
Blog by Dell on April 6, 2010

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