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Musk Restructures Tesla: How Flat Should An Organization Be?

In the never-ending debate about the structure of companies, a strong preference is emerging for flat organizations, or those with no or few levels of management.


The Scooter Wars In San Francisco -- Real Disruption?

The scooter “business model” raises two questions: is this real “disruption” as the company founders would have us and their investors believe and is the “let the regulators be damned” approach a legitimate business strategy? MMN columnist Jim Champy uses both the Drucker and Christensen schools of thought to weigh in on what "real disruption" entails.


The Future of Work - A Call to Action

This is not the first time our labor force has gone through such change. It happened when we transformed from an agricultural to an industrial economy. People moved from farms to cities, found new jobs. But what will people do now? Will there be enough new jobs? Will a coal miner be happy working in a call center?


HR Can’t Fix Sexual Harassment. Change Must Come From The Top

Addressing issues of sexual-harassment and the breaking of cultural norms requires visibility and action at the top of an organization. Nothing will change until that happens.


Despite Technology’s Hype, Business Remains a Human Enterprise

From Uber to Airbnb, from Amazon to Netflix, business models are dramatically changing. But I worry that our fascination with technology may be distracting us from paying attention to the importance people play in the success and failure of business - even one that is highly digitized. Here are tips for how CEOs and executives should manage in an increasingly digitized world.


3 Things That Can Spark Radical Change Within Your Organization

Most so-called “transformational change” efforts fail. It’s difficult, if not impossible, for an organization to change everything at once. Yet enterprises are challenged to adapt quicker than ever to compete and survive. But where should they begin? Every change needs to start with a compelling case. Healthcare provides a great example of an industry in need of radical change.


Gig or Job?

Not all businesses can operate on the “contractor” or “freelance” model.


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