Sitting Near a High-Performer Can Make You Better at Your Job

“Spillover” from certain coworkers can boost our productivity—or jeopardize our employment. What’s more, our work neighbors can actually change how well we do our own jobs. Researchers looked at the 25-foot radius around high-performers at a large technology firm and found that these workers boosted performance in coworkers by 15 percent. That “positive spillover” translated…

Michael Porter is inspired by Iceland

Michael Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. He is a leading authority on company strategy and the competitiveness of nations and regions. Why Iceland Along with having one of the lowest corporate tax rate in Europe, Iceland has a highly educated workforce which is ranked among the highest in…

Mapping supply chains

Mapping supply chains with megaretailer Marks & Spencer New supply chain mapping tool by Marks and Spencer. ‘The two industries covered in the mapping tool, food and garment production, are prime examples of an escalation in advocacy efforts and consumer education campaigns related to supply chains… Supply chain-focused groups such as Fashion Revolution have been…

The challenge of organizational change

Collegues at McKinsey remember the challenge of organizational change and technics to improve its results. “Large-scale organizational change has always been difficult, and there’s no shortage of research showing that a majority of transformations continue to fail. Today’s dynamic environment adds an extra level of urgency and complexity. Companies must increasingly react to sudden shifts…