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Managed Competition: Let the Patient Beware

In an average year, one dollar out of every 10 I bring home goes for health insurance. My premium went up 10 percent in …

Unlocking Organizational Routines That Prevent Learning

Organizational life is awash with incongruities. In one organization the CEO told the world, “Product X is our top priority,” even as the development …

Is Our Society Addicted to Welfare?

The riots in Los Angeles several months ago focused the nation’s attention on social issues surrounding the urban poor. In the wake of these events, …

Let the Games Begin!

When my nephew was eight weeks old, my brother began playing a game with him. He would slowly open and close his hand while moving …

Dialogue: The Power of Collective Thinking

The way people talk together in organizations is rapidly becoming acknowledged as central to the creation and management of knowledge. According to Alan Webber, …

Saturn Strains Under Success

Saturn, General Motors’ bold experiment in car manufacturing, is running into troubled times. Revolutionary no-haggle prices and a strong reputation for quality made Saturn …

The Next Great Frontier: Designing Managerial & Social Systems

The 1990s are shaping up to be a decade of dramatic changes. The recent shake-ups at IBM and General Motors are ominous signs that …

Creating Learning Organizations

The “learning organization” is fast becoming a corporate buzzword. Many companies are jumping on the bandwagon without really understanding what a learning organization is, or …

Rethinking Workforce Planning Criteria

In 1989, Digital Equipment Corporation in the United States faced business conditions unique in its 30-year history. Historically, Digital had been a high-growth company in …

Not All Recessions Are Created Equal

Last month, the National Bureau of Economic Research confirmed what most businesses have known for some time—the United States economy is in a recession. But …