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Just ask: tapping into your internal innovation pipeline

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 10 days ago

Improving Quality of Conversations

Organizations that seek input from employees enjoy higher employee loyalty, attract better talent, and, as a result, are more innovative and competitive than those who do not. Yet, think about how often you have a substantive conversation with your manager. How about with your direct reports?

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BBQ, WhatsApp, and MIT Sloan Executive Education

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 9 days ago

“Chilean Executive MIT” on campus in the fall of 2018.

Your network is what you make it. MIT’s executive programs are designed to spark curiosity and continuous learning to drive innovation and impact, but what happens outside the classroom and beyond is up to the individual. Four Chilean participants—who call themselves “Chilean Executive MIT"— share their story of forming meaningful connections in our programs.

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Faculty spotlight: Vladimir Bulovic, MIT.nano Director, engineering professor, inventor, tech entrepreneur

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 9 days ago

Vladimir Bulović

Vladimir Bulović has been in the media spotlight lately as the director of MIT.nano, the brand new 200,000-square-foot nanoscience and nanotechnology center that opened in October in the heart of campus. (Bulović also teaches in our Advanced Management Program.) We recently caught up with Bulović between teaching sessions to get his thoughts on what makes MIT such a special place for "moving hard tech from the lab into the light."

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No office, no desk, no problem: How our team makes flexible, shared workspace actually work

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 19 days ago

Open Office plan at MIT Sloan

It’s no secret that the "open layout" has less to do with improving office feng shui than with packing more workers into a smaller space. However, as the MIT Sloan Executive Education team had discovered from our own experience, a smaller open footprint doesn’t necessarily mean crammed quarters when a workspace is designed specifically for the people using it.

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What can tradition-rooted family businesses learn from future-focused MIT?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 2 days ago

There’s an old Danish saying that it’s dangerous to make predictions, especially about the future. But being better informed about what’s happening in the present can go a long way to helping navigate, or at least keep moving in the right direction, in uncertain times. Organizations that partner with MIT Sloan Executive Education recognize the importance of understanding how technology driven business disruptions influence long-term strategy in virtually every industry. For family-owned businesses with a long tradition of doing things a certain way, the breakneck speed of technological change can feel especially disorienting. Disruption and change are shortening time horizons for all businesses, but family businesses have extra layers of complexity—the future success of the business is inseparable from the well-being of the family—and all the more reason to be better educated about the future.

We are excited to welcome John Davis, a renowned authority in the family enterprise field, to MIT Sloan and look forward to exploring in depth the issues and challenges of family ownership and sustaining multigenerational success.

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Executive education gets graphic at MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 months and 6 days ago

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If you had to guess what sort of notes are featured on the whiteboards and flip charts of our Executive Education classrooms, you might propose charts, matrices, or mathematical equations. You probably wouldn’t guess art. But if Kelvy Bird happens to be in your next program, you will see creative, colorful, real-time artwork take shape on the classroom walls. “At the end, the room is filled with color and is alive with what people have heard and said. I can’t help but think this adds to the way people are existing in the room.”

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An interview with ACE holder Franco Amalfi

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 9 months and 9 days ago

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Franco Amalfi is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in value selling, management consulting, software development, software implementation, program management, and business development. He recently completed his Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation & Technology at MIT Sloan and shared some of his thoughts about his ACE experience with us.

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Space exploration: MIT experiments in open floor, unassigned seating

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 9 months and 24 days ago

MIT experiments in open floor, unassigned seating

In May, our team, along with five other groups at MIT Sloan School of Management, will move into a gorgeous space with amazing views, cool furniture, and a whole new outlook on how we work. There won’t be any offices, corner or otherwise, for anyone including the most senior managers, and our group, the Office of Executive Education, has gone even further and abandoned assigned seating altogether.

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