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How do you communicate with 5,000 employees across 17 countries in a simple yet effective and compelling way? This was a question that Jovina Ang had to answer back in 2010, when she joined...
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The theme of the recent 2012 Wharton Management Conference, “Changing the Game: Leadership in Crisis,” is an apt one for the auto industry. Daniel Ammann, CFO of General Motors Co. (GM), addressed...
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Mark Hoplamazian was predictably a little skittish when his bosses at the Pritzker Organization asked him to become interim president and CEO of the family-owned company’s signature investment and...
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Has international trade come to a standstill with the crisis that started in 2008? Things are not that simple, says Pascal Lamy, the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), during a...
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Everyone knows that pension plans, both public and private, are in trouble. But on closer examination, this isn’t the apocalypse many people think it is. Most pensions will pay most beneficiaries...
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The bossless office: Is it the wave of the future or an idea that will always be a utopian dream, given the inevitable intrusion of human nature? Recent articles in the business press have extolled...
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It was 2003, exactly 56 years after Ole Kirk Christiansen bought the first plastic injection molding machine in Denmark to start manufacturing plastic bricks for building-block toys. On the surface,...
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Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli’s most recent book, Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It (Wharton Digital Press, 2012) has inspired a reaction...
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If loyalty is defined as being faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution or product, then there seems to be a certain amount of infidelity in the workplace these days. Consider some recent...
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Bucking the decades-old wave of offshoring manufacturing jobs to China, other parts of Asia, and Mexico, GE said it would move jobs back from these countries to the United States, where it will build...