For the last 30 years, Semco has operated as a kind of lab for experimenting on what it takes to build positive working lives. By Polly LaBarreMay 1, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Australian software firm Atlassian has developed a novel method to give its employees enough "slack time" to develop new ideas that has gone viral. By Polly LaBarreMar 22, 2012 2:29 PM ET
The best bosses understand that their power comes not from maintaining control, but from devising ways to unleash more freedom, creativity, and contribution. By Polly LaBarreMar 5, 2012 11:47 AM ET
Why does so much innovation happen in spite of the system, rather than because of it? A look at what it takes to embrace your organization's misfits.
While many have embraced the ethos behind Apple's celebrated "Think Different" campaign of the late 1990s, how much has actually changed at most offices? By Polly LaBarreDec 13, 2011 11:17 AM ET
The U.S. has lost its indisputable lead in several industries and disciplines, but it still dominates how business leaders the world over think about management. Change is afoot, though.
By Julian Birkinshaw, professor, London Business School
(TheMIX) -- How many living management gurus can you name who did not learn their trade in North America? I have asked many colleagues this question, and it's pretty hard to come up with a good MOREOct 27, 2011 10:53 AM ET
Creativity is less art and more discipline -- and quite accessible. Here are a few techniques to consider using.Sep 27, 2011 10:38 AM ET
The energy to truly change a company over the course of months or years has to come from the grassroots. How mangers can use viral marketing to support this kind of change. By Scott Heller and Colin PriceAug 3, 2011 9:28 AM ET
It's all too easy for companies to strangle themselves by using processes that offer no room for changes. How managers can dig their companies out of this rut.By Julian BirkinshawJul 26, 2011 10:03 AM ET
Employees can easily go along their daily routines without much insight on the people buying their products, but exposing them to customers can serve as a powerful motivator.
By Julian Birkinshaw and Simon Caulkin, contributors
(ManagementInnovationeXchange) -- Employee engagement is, as they say, a no-brainer. There are stacks of literature showing that companies with committed employees who feel strongly about their organization do better financially than those with indifferent employees. In many MOREJun 14, 2011 11:14 AM ET
Assigning people to work on projects is the stuff that management is made of, but how do you choose the right people for the right gigs? By Julian BirkinshawMay 9, 2011 2:16 PM ET
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