The digital thread integrates the virtual and real worlds in a way that could spark a revolution in how we make and deliver products. Tanya Ott spoke with Paul Michelman and Mark Cotteleer about how organizations can capitalize on this emergent technology.
Does the “always-on” workplace standard always facilitate well-being? The pursuit of efficiency and effectiveness may have had some unintended consequences, but technology enhances—and not rules—our lives, say Jennifer Fisher and Connor Joyce.
The connectedness and data volumes of Industry 4.0 are not only changing manufacturing and supply chains; they’re also changing how salespeople sell these connected products. Listen to a discussion on selling Industry 4.0, from questions on accountability to overcoming the fear of failure.
How do we expand our thinking of behavioral science—and habit formation—beyond the nudge? The first podcast from Deloitte’s 2017 Nudgeapalooza conference, which focuses on how behavioral insights can improve outcomes in health, commerce, and public policy.
Just scaling efficiency may no longer be enough for companies to thrive. Instead, the key may be to track the progress of work groups with a clear shared goal, say John Hagel and Maggie Wooll.
From dark analytics or probing the depths of the deep web, to tapping the wisdom of the crowd through predictive analysis or the brave new world of quantum computers, 2017 was a breakthrough year. Tanya Ott presents excepts from some of our thought-provoking technology podcasts of 2017.
The Gen Z workforce is bringing new experience -- and new expectations -- as they enter the job market. Carolyn O’Boyle talks about technology advancements being a bane or a boon for these entry-level Gen Zers and the critical cultural transition required when handling the new kids on the block.
Giving—and receiving—feedback is one of the most difficult tasks from a talent perspective. Done well, it can go a long way in building healthy working relationships; done badly, it can lead to lead to bigger problems than it hoped to address. Todd Fonseca and Tim Murphy talk about behavioral principles and how they influence the feedback process.
The Internet of Things touches diverse sectors, from agriculture to health to automotive. How is IOT helping farmers irrigate better? How are the lessons from retail being applied to health care? How is the auto industry handling all this data? Tanya Ott finds out how IOT is transforming the world.
Is a leader born or made? Executives and HR have historically held divergent opinions. The answer in fact lies somewhere in between. Stacey Philpot and Kelly Monahan talk about how inherent biases can become barriers in choosing a leader—and how diversity and a data-driven approach can remove them
The future of work is hybrid. Technology is getting smarter and reskilling and retraining need to be the main weapons in every employee’s armory. Josh Bersin talks about continuous apprenticeship, the culture of lifelong learning, and the need to overcome the fear of reinventing ourselves.
As work gets disconnected from jobs and the gig economy gains momentum, what will offices of the future look like? With an augmented workforce, many of your co-workers may not even be human. Jeff Schwartz and Tom Friedman talk about skillfully navigating these uncharted waters.
Does your team work best as a relay or a basketball team? What do you do when you inherit a dysfunctional team? Do you have the right people in the right seat? How are your team’s goals being set and met? Ajit Kambil answers these questions as he talks about trust, teamwork, and collaboration.
Do our digital breadcrumbs truly portray who we really are? In the mad rush to collect big data, are companies overlooking the fact that not all of what they have might be relevant? John Lucker, Susan Hogan, and Trevor Bischoff share insights on targeted messaging, data integrity, and much more.
As a new leader, having the right team in place can make or break your position. Ajit Kambil spoke with Tanya Ott on the trade-off between time and talent, and how to handle your incoming team—from glass breakers to Eeyores.
The growing wellness industry attests to people’s need to destress and slow down. Finding the balance between roots and shoots—between inward reflection and outward exploration—can be the key here, say Maggie Wooll and Duleesha Kulasooriya.
Executives who take on a new C-level role often find themselves working 80-hour work weeks, making burnout pretty much inevitable. Based on his experience in over 250 labs with new CFOs, Ajit Kambil discusses the five things new C-suite executives can do to take back their time.
New technologies present some incredible opportunities, but could also bring threats. Tanya Ott and Bill Briggs discuss the ethical issues and potential social impacts around the technologies of tomorrow.
As massive, complex organisms, cities somehow manage to deliver services, move products and goods, protect us, educate us, inspire us. But how can they do it smarter? Jim Gusczca and Bill Eggers talk about how urban planners can harness the wisdom of the crowd to deliver better services.
What does it take for a leader to truly encourage diversity in the organization? And does diversity go beyond just talent? Juliet Bourke spoke with Tanya Ott on outdated leadership models, global mega-trends, and the six traits of inclusive leadership.
When people lack the tools and resources needed to operate effectively, they fall prey to the scarcity mind-set. If left unchecked, scarcity can have deleterious effects on performance. The good news is, leaders have an opportunity to help prevent scarcity before it happens.
The decline of retail theater; the Prime Effect; the mismatch of consumer expectations and reality.... Rod Sides and Tanya Ott discuss this holiday season’s consumer shopping trends, as described by the 2016 Holiday Retail Survey.
How can video games help organizations develop better leaders? Cary Harr and Roxanne Splitt discuss how games, or simulations, encourage employees to examine their unconscious biases and internalize behaviors to become more inclusive leaders.
Losing customer data to hackers can be costly and embarrassing, but losing intellectual property to cyber thieves could threaten a company’s future. Tanya Ott talks to Emily Mossburg and Ash Raghavan about the risks facing business today.