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The Future of Management

How changes in culture and technology are reshaping what managers do.

A series of blog posts about how changes in culture and technology are reshaping what managers do. INSEAD professors Pushan Dutt and Phanish Puranam serve as academic advisers for this series.

How changes in culture and technology are reshaping what managers do.

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Leadership & Organisations

Why Communication Breaks Down

P. Puranam, Ö. Koçak

As workplaces become more diverse and work becomes more distributed, it is more important than ever to converge on a common code for effective communication.

Leadership & Organisations

Creating People-Centric International Organisations With AI

R. McLachlin, K. Tatarinov, T. Ambos, P. Puranam

The United Nations is both a fascinating playground for artificial intelligence applications and a showcase of AI implementation problems and solutions.

Entrepreneurship

The Start-Up Blind Spot That Trips New Ventures

Phanish Puranam

Having a great business plan is not enough. Start-ups also need good organisation design.

Leadership & Organisations

Should Employees Be Allowed to Choose What They Want to Do?

P. Puranam, M. Raveendran

The degree of specialisation is the deciding factor.

Strategy

A ‘Lab in the Field’ Approach to Evidence-Based Management

P. Puranam, J. Singh, H. Rao

Simplified experimentation in the field may be the best of both worlds, provided its results are viewed with the proper perspective.

Leadership & Organisations

The Nuts and Bolts of Working for an All-Remote Company

Benjamin Kessler

Conventional companies new to remote working can learn from the successful start-up GitLab, which has never had an office since its inception in 2014.
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Leadership & Organisations

Are Offices Obsolete?

Benjamin Kessler

The COVID-19 epidemic has highlighted the vulnerabilities of the traditional physically co-located office, forcing many Asian companies to work remotely. However, a small but growing number of tech companies are intendedly going “all-remote”. They may well be harbingers of the future of work.
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Leadership & Organisations

Why AI’s Video Game Supremacy Matters for Managers

Benjamin Kessler

Today Starcraft II and Dota 2; tomorrow, the business world?
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Leadership & Organisations

Lousy Jobs, Lovely Jobs – and the Sagging Middle

Benjamin Kessler

Job-market polarisation is impeding class mobility. What does this mean for the future of management?

Leadership & Organisations

Algorithms to Decode an Organisation’s Culture (At Last)

Benjamin Kessler

Text analysis based on machine learning is beginning to reveal previously inaccessible truths about organisational culture.
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