innovation@work Webinar Series

Thousands of people globally have registered for the MIT Sloan Executive Education INNOVATION@WORK Webinar Series. During these complimentary, live events attendees hear from MIT Sloan’s renowned faculty about a variety of cutting-edge topics, including how the world’s most successful organizations stay on top; how to bridge the gap that exists between IT and business leaders; and how to manage the risks and opportunities of social media in the workplace.

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Upcoming Webinars:

Product Platforms: A Source of Competitive Advantage with Bruce Cameron will take place on September 22, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT). Followed by a live, 1/2 hour Q&A on Facebook.

Companies from Toyota to GE use product platform strategies—the reuse of components, core technology, and design solutions across a range of products—to deliver more variety to their customers, lower costs, and compete more effectively. Recent research suggests, however, that many companies do not succeed in becoming platform leaders because their strategies fail to adequately tackle both the technology and business aspects of platform leadership. Join Bruce Cameron to better understand how product platforming can deliver ROI for your organization. Register here > >

Cameron teaches in Managing Product Platforms: Delivering Variety and Realizing Synergies.


Previously Recorded Webinars:

  • Building Better Organizations with Collective Intelligence with Tom Malone. Recorded on July 22, 2015.

    Learn how your organization can be more productive, effective, and intelligent by harnessing organizational approaches made possible by the latest communications technologies. Drawing on numerous case studies, Professor Malone illustrates how collective intelligence works, and what it can do for your organization.

    Watch now > >

    Malone teaches in Intelligent Organizations 4Dx (online).



  • Visual Persuasion in the Digital Age with Edward Schiappa. Recorded on February 5, 2015.

    In today's digital era, visual communication is king. We are constantly bombarded by visual stimuli that we decode rapidly and often without conscious thought. Did you know that words and images are actually processed in different parts of your brain? Are you the master of the visual messages that you are sending personally, professionally, and on behalf of your organization? Watch now > >

    Schiappa teaches in Communication and Persuasion in the Digital Age.


  • Game-Changing Talent Strategy: From Inspiration to Implementation with Douglas Ready. Recorded on September 25, 2014.

    Effective organizational leadership means connecting the dots between vision and strategy. MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Douglas Ready provides a leadership formula with game-changing results. Watch now >>

    Ready teaches in our new Building Game-Changing Organizations: Aligning Purpose, Performance, and People course.


  • The Good Jobs Strategy: Why Good Jobs Are Good for Businesses with Zeynep TonRecorded on June 26, 2014.

    Professor Ton examines how organizations can design and manage their operations in a way that everyone--employees, customers, and investors--wins. Referencing research from her popular book, The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits, Ton makes the compelling case that even in low-cost settings, leaving employees behind with bad jobs is a choice, not a necessity. Watch now > >

    Zeynep Ton teaches in Developing a Leading Edge Operations Strategy and Strategies for Sustainable Business.


  • Understanding the Customer Decision Process: Why Good Products Fail with Duncan Simester. Recorded on March 5, 2014.

    MIT Sloan Professor Duncan Simester discusses the customer evaluation process of products and services, as well the role of branding in the consumer decision process, and how customers make trade-offs. This event illustrates how customers search for information, how they make inferences about products/services and companies, and ultimately how these factors impact their purchasing decision. Watch Now > >

    Duncan Simester teaches in Driving Strategic Innovation: Achieving High Performance Throughout the Value Chain.


  • Understanding and Unlocking the Potential of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Intrapreneurship with Bill Aulet. Recorded on February 28, 2013.

    MIT Senior Lecturer and serial entrepreneur Bill Aulet discusses how to better understand and explore successful examples of entrepreneurship and innovation in the global marketplace. This webinar is also an opportunity to hear the latest trends in the marketplace and academia, as well as Aulet’s thoughts on them. Watch Now > >

    Bill Aulet teaches in the Entrepreneurship Development Program.


  • Social Media @Work: Managing Risks and Opportunities with John Akula. Recorded on November 1, 2012.

    Social media in the workplace Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other platforms is expanding at a dizzying pace. New technologies and business models have raced ahead, and the law is playing catch-up. Every day business managers face many new questions, often with legal implications, but find few clear answers. How should a manager approach risks and opportunities in this shifting, uncertain legal environment? Watch Now > >

    John Akula teaches in Essential Law for Executives: The MIT Advantage.


  • IT Is From Venus, Non-IT Is From Mars: Bridging the IT and Business Leader Divide to Improve the Business Value of IT with George Westerman. Recorded on July 26, 2012.

    In many companies, the relationship between IT departments and business leaders is like a troubled marriage. Miscommunication is rife, leaving executives struggling to improve the situation. Dr. George Westerman, research scientist at the MIT Center for Digital Business and author of the recent Wall Street Journal article " IT Is From Venus, Non-IT Is From Mars," knows that transparent communication can help. Watch Now > >

    George Westerman teaches in Essential IT for Non-IT Executives.


  • High Velocity Organizations: How the World's Best Organizations Learn their Way to Greatness with Steven Spear. Recorded on March 29, 2012.

    How do some organizations achieve exceptional levels of sustained improvement and performance that put their rivals to shame? This 60-minute webinar, which samples key content from Spear's popular MIT Sloan Executive Education course, will prove that sustainable competitive advantages can be won by creating the capacity within an organization to improve and innovate faster and more consistently. Watch Now > >

    Steven Spear teaches in Creating High Velocity Organizations.