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Is a four-day workweek the answer to work-life balance AND productivity?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 days ago

four-day workweek

In an ideal world of work, employees would put in fewer hours and companies would benefit from optimal productivity. It’s easy to assume those two ambitions are at odds, but recent news out of Microsoft Japan reveals that work-life balance—in particular a four-day workweek—can actually spur productivity, among other benefits.

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Faculty forecasts and insights for 2020

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 15 days ago

MIT Sloan Executive Education Insights for 2020

Each year, we ask MIT Sloan Executive Education faculty to weigh in on trends they’re seeing in their fields—and what we can expect in the near future. Read their 2020 forecasts and recommendations to businesses, from taking personal responsibility for cybersafety to focusing on "oragnizational plasticity" to learning how to communicate with machines.

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Intense competition – it’s all in the mind (and hand)

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 21 days ago

Tara Swart at MIT

In this blog post, neuroscientist and MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Tara Swart shows us how applied neuroscience and intense competition go hand in hand—and how, on a Ferrari race track, all her faculties were put to the test. "My brain was stretched to its limits at high speed, under strict instruction, in competition, and with unprecedented levels of new learning far away from my area of expertise."

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A system thinker goes to the movies: Business lessons from Ford v. Ferrari

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month ago

John Carrier Ford v. Ferrari

The new feature film Ford v. Ferrari, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, recreates Henry Ford II’s scheme to reinvent the Ford company while avenging a bitter rivalry between himself and Enzo Ferrari. As a native Detroiter who sees the world through a lens of systems thinking, I couldn’t help but watch the film (twice) with process improvement in mind. Here are three business lessons from the movie.

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Celebrating the 1000th Advanced Certificate for Executives

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 5 days ago

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2019 saw a unique milestone worth celebrating at MIT Sloan Executive Education—the completion of the 1000th Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE). The auspicious achievement was shared by two executives completing their requirements on the same day: Kevin Fee and Matthias Gramer.

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Ministry of Supply CEO and Co-Founder Aman Advani comes full circle at MIT’s EDP

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 12 days ago

Aman Advani at MIT's EDP

Like many professionals who travel for work, Aman Advani often found himself frantically ironing a button-down shirt in the wee morning hours, wrangling with a cumbersome hotel iron. But the iron was not the real problem. Back in 2010, it was the clothes. Learn how Aman and his co-founders—with a little help from MIT— started an entirely new fashion category with Ministry of Supply, and how Aman is paying his success forward in the Entrepreneurship Development Program.

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New books by our faculty

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 21 days ago

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Power up for 2020 with recently released titles by MIT Sloan Executive Education faculty, including books on digital transformation, charting your path to the c-suite, business platforms, brain science, and more.

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When compliance leadership collides with learning leadership: What we can learn from the Battle of Midway

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 29 days ago

Battle of Midwa

Currently in theatres, Midway is based on the attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Battle of Midway during World War II. In this blog post, MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Steven Spear shares some of the military decisions and leadership appraoches leading up to the historic Battle of Midway, how those decisions lead to devastating results for the Japanese Imperial Navy, and the important lessons today's leaders can and should take away and apply.

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