The Next Wave of Hospital Innovation to Make Patients Safer
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The Next Wave of Hospital Innovation to Make Patients Safer

After a 1999 report revealed that upto 98,000 patients die in hospitals annually due to medical errors that could have been prevented, the attempt at improving health care has become a central goal in clinical, research, government and political arenas. With medical errors still being a pervasive problem, the healthcare industry is pressed to address this issue through…

Don’t Let Your Company Culture Just Happen
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Don’t Let Your Company Culture Just Happen

Alexander Osterwald, Yves Pigneur & Kavi Guppta examines why 7 out of 10 employees are not actively engaged at work. HBR collectively believes the answer has everything to do with the culture of a company- being the formal and informal values, behaviors, and beliefs practiced therein. The fact is that very few companies intentionally work on their culture, that…

Growth Needs to Come from the Entire Company
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Growth Needs to Come from the Entire Company

Although continuous and sustained growth is universally pursued by organizations, the goal itself remains elusive for some. Many companies say they aren’t fully confident their company will realize its growth targets, while others yet do succeed in growing annually.  To name some of these, companies like Amazon, Apple, Danaher, Haier, IKEA, Natura, and Starbucks are presented as having…

Do Managers and Leaders Really Do Different Things?
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Do Managers and Leaders Really Do Different Things?

Generally, business people and theorists tend to draw distinctions between management and leadership. The respective definitions are put forth as follows: “Managers do things right, while leaders do the right thing”. Though many of us tend to abide by this difference between the two terms, the question now arises: Is this conundrum in fact real? In other…

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures
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What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures

What exactly defines a great leader? Answers that come to mind include good judgment, integrity, and people skills, and so forth. But although is it true that the main ingredients of leadership are universal, the full leadership recipe is also dependent on specific and varying cultures. This, in turn, is because cultural differences impact on implicit…

Why Platform Disruption Is So Much Bigger than Product Disruption
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Why Platform Disruption Is So Much Bigger than Product Disruption

What is the difference between product disruption and platform disruption? Harvard Business Review successfully attempts to answer this question with the intent on providing clarity on these two concepts. The definitions given recognize that product vs. platform isn’t just black-and-white, and are better used for practical purposes. Professor of business administration Juan Pablo Vazquez Sampere…