Industrial Products: Engineers of Growth
Some of the best performers in this huge and fragmented industry are found in the industrial/electrical sector. These companies, suppliers of many of the parts and components crucial to the industry as a whole, have mastered one of the three key building blocks of high performance: distinctive, difficult-to-replicate capabilities.
High-Performance Business: Innovation Unbound
A long list of constraints stands in the way of the kind of successful innovation necessary for high performance. Attempting to micromanage away the problem isn't the solution, however. Instead, company leaders must actively choose a philosophy of innovation that helps everyone in the organization understand how to get beyond the obstacles to success.
High-Performance Business II: Constellation Energy—A Star Is Born
By achieving fundamental change in the company's culture, CEO Mayo Shattuck turned a lackluster performer in a troubled industry into North America's leading competitive provider of energy to wholesale customers.
Media & Entertainment | Marketing: Why TV Advertising Will Never Be the Same
Changing consumer viewing habits and new interactive technology will affect all the players in the traditional TV advertising value chain. Here are some winning strategies for access providers, broadcasters and advertisers themselves.
Human Performance: Reinventing the IT Workforce
The performance and business impact of IT cannot improve unless execution improves. And IT execution, in the end, is determined by how effectively an organization leads, enables and engages its IT workforce.
Government: Rites of Passage
The key to long-term success of shared services initiatives in the public sector lies in the planning: A clear strategy for workforce transition, implemented promptly and systematically, goes a long way to neutralizing opposition and securing employee engagement.
Research | Information Technology: Understanding the Cost of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
New research shows that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has created unprecedented levels of cooperation between finance and IT executives. And companies whose business and technology managements are aligned with respect to investment consistently deliver higher operating performance and return to shareholders.