The Challenges GM Is Facing, and the Reasoning Behind Its Plant Closures

Alistair Berg/Getty Images General Motor’s announcement that it plans to idle five North American factories and cut 14,000 jobs has sparked much discussion in the...

Why We Need to Audit Algorithms

Executive Summary Algorithmic decision-making and artificial intelligence (“AI”) hold enormous potential and are likely to be economic blockbusters, but we worry that the hype has...

What Sales Teams Should Do to Prepare for the Next Recession

Photographer is my life./Getty Images The current economic expansion is long by historical standards, and thus the risk...

How Managers Should Respond When Bribes Are Business as Usual

Executive Summary Commercial bribery is illegal and counterproductive. Yet officials in many parts of the world still demand them, and executives remain tempted to pay...

How to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

Executive Summary The challenge of running a sustainable enterprise has taken center stage among shareholders. The dilemma for directors, however, is determining what aspects of...

Using Analytics to Align Sales and Marketing Teams

Executive Summary Due to digital marketing, customers are interacting with companies through a wide variety of methods: websites, text, social media, call centers, and in-person...

Using Experiments to Launch New Products

Executive Summary Increasingly, companies are using experiments to guide them in their decision making—but many are still missing opportunities, or are failing to implement experiments...

Stop Initiative Overload

Rose Hollister and Michael Watkins, consultants at Genesis Advisers, argue that many companies today are taking on too many initiatives. Each manager might have...

How to Make Sure You’re Not Using Data Just to Justify Decisions You’ve Already...

Executive Summary How can an organization can tell whether it’s actually letting data inform its decision making— or whether it’s merely using superficial analyses to...

How to Gracefully Exclude Coworkers from Meetings, Emails, and Projects

Executive Summary Whether it’s a meeting, an email thread, or a project team, people need to be excluded from time to time. Being selective frees...