Columns

Personal perspectives on top management topics

Bias Busters

Bias busters: Being objective about budgets

– Anchoring bias can hold back the budgeting process, influencing your targets despite your best efforts. Address it and refocus difficult conversations.

Bias busters: Taking the ‘outside view’

– Using a reference class can help executives gain much-needed perspective to inform their decision making.

Global Outlook

A decade after the crisis, it’s a different world

– Back in 2008, we learned the hard way that good times can morph into bad times before most of us realize what’s happening. Where are we now?

Is the Solow Paradox back?

– Digitization isn’t stimulating productivity growth—yet.

Rethinking work in the digital age

– Digitization and automation are upending core assumptions about jobs and employees. Here’s a framework for thinking about the new world taking shape.

A fairer workplace

How companies can guard against gender fatigue

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

Democratizing diversity

– The general manager of people and culture at Australia’s Origin Energy explains why it’s important to go beyond top-down objectives and targets.

Time for a new gender-equality playbook

– The old one isn’t working. We need bolder leadership and more exacting execution.