Insights on Organization


Delivering through diversity

– Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.



The five trademarks of agile organizations

– Agile organizations—of any size and across industries—have five key elements in common.

How to create an agile organization

– Transforming companies to achieve organizational agility is in its early days but already yielding positive returns. While the... paths can vary, survey findings suggest how to start.
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ING’s agile transformation

– Two senior executives from the global bank describe their recent journey.

Building a marketing organization that drives growth today

– Technologies and customer expectations have changed faster than marketing organizations. Here’s how to fix that.

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Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths

Leading Organizations identifies the most challenging organizational issues leaders face, and then—one by one—provides the hard facts, big ideas, and exceedingly practical “how to” steps to address those issues.

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Interactive - Quarterly

Five Fifty: The T-word

– Is your corporate transformation doomed to failure? Here’s advice for beating the long odds of success.
Article - Quarterly

Still looking for room at the top: Ten years of research on women in the workplace

– What we know—and what everyone needs to know—about the quest for equality.
Book Excerpt - Quarterly

An agenda for the talent-first CEO

– In tumultuous times, a company’s talent is its most valuable and reliable asset. What does it take to lead an organization... that truly unleashes its human capital?

Supporting job growth and worker prosperity in a new era of automation

– With the advent of advanced automation, governments have a critical role to play in responding to workforce transitions.

Reorganizing to capture maximum value quickly

– Companies need an organizational design that’s stable yet can respond quickly to threats and opportunities. Here’s... how to build one.

Agile with a capital ‘A’: A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development

– Understanding the true principles of agile can give companies the ability to work quickly, boosting efficiency and product success,... and, ultimately, creating real, lasting value.

Detailing the new landscape for global business services

– To ensure the long-term success of shared-services programs, leaders must develop new digital capabilities and account for a changing... geopolitical environment.
Commentary - Quarterly

How companies can guard against gender fatigue

– Show you are serious about basics such as mentoring and work–life flexibility—then hold yourself accountable.

Why you need a CTO—and how to make her successful

– Feeling unprepared for technical disruption? A well-structured role for a chief technology officer is a first line of defense.

Rethinking customer journeys with the next-generation operating model

– This operating model offers business leaders the opportunity for wins in customer experience, cost reduction, and prospects for... growth.

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