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People and Machines: Partners in Innovation

To adopt intelligent technologies, companies need to develop both the right tools and human capital.

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AI Can Help Us Live More Deliberately

Cognitive speed bumps in AI design can prompt users to engage in reflective thought.

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Transforming Manufacturing and Supply Chains With 4D Printing

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The next transformative emerging technology could be 4D printing.

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Accelerating Digital Innovation Inside and Out

In the 2019 Digital Business Report, MIT SMR and Deloitte’s survey analysis and executive interviews unveil the distinctive characteristics of innovation in digitally maturing organizations. Ecosystems and cross-functional teams allow them to be agile, but this increased agility demands a thorough consideration of governance as well.

Adding New Tech Into Your Business Model

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Unleashing Innovation With Collaboration Platforms

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Effective leadership of virtual teams matters more than which collaboration platform you choose.

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Learning to Love the AI Bubble

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Unlike the housing bubble, the effects of a bursting AI bubble wouldn’t cause great harm.

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The Only Way Manufacturers Can Survive

For industrial manufacturers, digital transformation is the only way to stay alive.

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The Innovation Front Lines

Four Ways to Get Your Innovation Unit to Work

Considering how deeply companies rely on innovation, it is astonishing how bad most of them are at finding, developing, and implementing new ideas. When it comes to innovation, there is no single best way to structure and operate internal teams. The real key to success is to find the tools and structure that fit your company’s needs, strategies, and culture.

The Art of Balancing Autonomy and Control

The world of hackathons brings the study of balancing high-speed, creative autonomy and administrative control to bear in many interesting ways for managers across different industries.

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Changing How You Work

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Innovation Strategy

The First Law of Digital Innovation

Most of us know Moore’s law, that the power of semiconductor chips grows exponentially, not linearly, over time. Moore’s law, though, is only part of the technology equation. There’s another critical law that needs more attention. It’s this: While technology changes quickly, organizations change much more slowly. That means digital transformation is as much a leadership challenge as a technical one.

The Promise of Targeted Innovation

The biggest consumer goods companies shell out more than $1 billion a year for R&D but lately have seen no appreciable impact on their sales. That’s troubling for companies whose growth has leveled off in recent years. In contrast, some smaller competitors that spend less on R&D — but do so more shrewdly — have seen a significant boost in sales.

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Innovation in China

Where China Is Leading the Mobility Revolution

June 10, 2019 | Heiko Rauscher

China is shaking off its reputation for “copycatting” and establishing itself as a digital leader. One of the key areas where it’s moving ahead of the U.S. and Europe is transportation. China has made strides in electronic and autonomous vehicles as well as high-speed rail in recent years — and its most important development has been to transform itself into an innovation-focused, entrepreneurial hub of technical prowess.