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Alter, Steven L. – Harvard Business Review, 1976
Based on a study of 56 computerized decision-support systems, discusses the potential value of various decision-support systems, examines the challenges and risks such systems pose to managers, and suggests strategies for meeting those challenges and risks. (JG)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Computer Oriented Programs, Decision Making, Guidelines
Thompson, Paul H.; Dalton, Gene W. – Harvard Business Review, 1976
Reports findings of a study based on interviews with more than 200 staff members of large research and development (R & D) organizations. The authors identify and discuss four career-development stages for R & D personnel and offer suggestions for managers of R & D organizations. (JG)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Guidelines, Motivation, Organizational Change
Burger, Chester – Harvard Business Review, 1975
Discusses the importance for corporate executives of knowing how to communicate effectively with newsmen, and offers ten specific guidelines for administrators to follow in dealing with the news media. (JG)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Administrators, Communication Skills
Newman, Ruth G. – Harvard Business Review, 1975
Describes findings of a survey that sought to determine differences in age, administrative responsibility, and salary for corporate executives who change employers relatively often, compared to executives who change employers less often or not at all. Respondents who had changed employers recently were also asked their reason for doing so. (JG)
Descriptors: Administrators, Career Ladders, Employment Patterns, National Surveys
Cammann, Cortlandt; Nadler, David A. – Harvard Business Review, 1976
Technologically sound administrative control systems may have undesirable results if they are not properly utilized. Before adopting a control system, a manager should consider how well it fits his managerial style, the organizational climate of the organization, the personality of his subordinates, and the goals of the organization. (JG)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Principles, Change Strategies, Employer Employee Relationship
Ibarra, Herminia – Harvard Business Review, 2000
In this era of talent wars, partnerships at professional firms can no longer afford to have a "survival of the fittest" mindset toward the consultants, investment bankers, and junior accountants aspiring to join their ranks. Instead, they must understand--and guide--the complex emotional transformation that every "partner hopeful" must go through.…
Descriptors: Accounting, Adults, Emotional Experience, Mentors
Komisar, Randy – Harvard Business Review, 2000
Success in today's economy means throwing out the old career rules. The "noncareer" career is driven by passion for the work and has the fluidity and flexibility needed in the contemporary workplace. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Development, Job Satisfaction, Occupational Aspiration
Cappelli, Peter – Harvard Business Review, 2000
Employee retention must be rethought in a free-agent market. Compensation can shape who leaves and stays. Job design and customization can tailor jobs to employee needs. Encouraging social ties among colleagues and selecting appealing locations for workplaces are other ways to retain talented workers. (SK)
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Employer Employee Relationship, Job Development, Labor Turnover
Wenger, Etienne C.; Snyder, William M. – Harvard Business Review, 2000
Communities of practice are groups of people informally bound by shared expertise and passion for joint enterprise. In organizations that value knowledge, they can help drive strategy, solve problems quickly, transfer best practices, develop professional skills, and help recruit and retain talented employees. (SK)
Descriptors: Informal Education, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Teamwork
Jay, Antony – Harvard Business Review, 1976
Offers guidelines on how to correct things that go wrong in meetings. Discusses functions of a meeting, distinctions in size and type of meetings, the chairman's role, defining meeting objectives, making preparations, and conducting a meeting that will meet its objectives. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Committees, Guidelines
Gellerman, Saul W. – Harvard Business Review, 1976
Argues that managerial style and substance are inextricably intertwined, illustrating the discussion with excerpts from an extensive study and job analysis of first-line supervisors in a food packaging plant. (JG)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Job Analysis, Leadership Styles
Thomas, David A.; Wetlaufer, Suzy – Harvard Business Review, 1997
Ten executives of color discuss the state of equal opportunities in the workplace and the existence of institutional racism. They conclude that there have been few successes and too little change for the length of time the struggle has gone on. (SK)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Diversity (Institutional), Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Occupational Mobility
Hallowell, Edward M. – Harvard Business Review, 1999
In the last decade, technology has rendered a lot of face-to-face interaction unnecessary. However, human contact is still essential to true communication. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adults, Human Relations, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication
Drucker, Peter F. – Harvard Business Review, 1999
Knowledge workers must take responsibility for managing their own careers. They are challenged to gain a better understanding of themselves so that they will know how and when to change the work they do. (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Development, Self Concept, Self Determination
Heifetz, Ronald A.; Laurie, Donald L. – Harvard Business Review, 1997
Changes in societies, markets, customers, competition, and technology are forcing organizations to clarify their values, develop new strategies, and learn new ways of operating. The adaptive demands of contemporary life require leaders who take responsibility without waiting for revelation or request. (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Leaders, Leadership Responsibility, Organizational Change
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