INNOVATION@WORK Webinar Series
IDEAS MADE TO MATTER
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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Designated as essential businesses, convenience stores stayed open during the pandemic lockdowns, serving their communities and first responders. Most had to evolve rapidly to do business in the COVID-19 era.
Now, with fewer office workers and commuters stopping by, convenience stores continue to work hard to deliver convenience—and to keep the revenue coming in. It takes radical change to keep customers, and convenience stores are rapidly innovating to accommodate a pandemic retail experience.
In an upcoming webinar, “Retail Transformation in the Age of COVID-19,” guest speaker Henry Armour, president and CEO of NACS, will discuss what this period of disruption has meant for retail. In this 30-minute webinar, Armour will cover:
PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINARS:
In this webinar, Paul McDonagh-Smith will show you how to put algorithms to work for your organization. This conversation covers:
You may also be interested in Paul's courses:
Algorithmic Business Thinking: Hacking Code to Create Value
Digital Learning Strategy
MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Ben Shields knows that the sports industry has much to teach us about the power and limitations of data and analytics, especially when it comes to making game-changing predictions and decisions. In this webinar, Shields will lead Brian Billick and James Dale (authors of The Q Factor) in an exciting discussion about high-stakes challenges.
You may also be interested in Ben's courses:
Analytics Management: Business Lessons from the Sports Data Revolution
Management Analytics: Decision-Making Lessons from the Sports Industry
In this webinar, MIT Sloan School research fellow Michael Schrage explains the science and societal impact of recommendation engines—the systems that allow companies to know what products, services, and experiences “you might also like.”
You may also be interested in Michael's new live online course:
Reimagining Leadership: A Playbook for the Digital Economy
Many strategic change efforts fail. And virtually all of them are harder than they need to be. Why is this? And what can you do to make change more likely to stick? MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Dr. Elsbeth Johnson is an expert in leadership, strategy and change. Her research focuses on what leaders need to do to help their organizations execute strategy or deliver long-term, strategic change without the need for the leader’s ongoing, personal involvement. In her webinar, Johnson challenges some of our most fundamental beliefs about how to lead change.
Here at MIT Sloan Executive Education, the ways in which we deliver our programs to customers and clients quickly became an extreme version of what had previously been a gradual digital transformation. In this webinar, our Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Peter Hirst, shares:
During this webinar, Fiona Murray, MIT Sloan Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion, shares research on how innovation and inclusion intersect – and why it matters. Attendees will have a better understanding of:
Learn more from Fiona during her Executive Education courses:
Innovation Ecosystems: A New Approach to Accelerating Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (live online)
Corporate Innovation: Strategies for Leveraging Ecosystems (self-paced, online)
Fear is the most powerful, yet least understood force in our life. Our fear center was programmed two million years ago to be an early warning system for danger, so in times of uncertainty or chaos we default to our defenses. The net effect is we subconsciously create very powerful roadblocks to new opportunities of success and fulfillment. Patrick Sweeney’s six years of research into the neuroscience of fear led to him writing his best selling book, Fear is Fuel. In this webinar, Patrick discusses how you can reprogram your mind to take your relationships, career and happiness to new levels.
Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement most experts believed that changing technologies would be the dominant force shaping the future of work. While technology will still be a major force, so too will be the changes required in business practices and public policies to address the economic and social consequences of the pandemic and calls for racial justice.
Thomas Kochan discusses how business leaders can use advancing technologies and the lessons learned from these current crises as a roadmap for recovery. He also outlines how business leaders might work with other stakeholders in government, labor, education and civil society to build a new social contract capable of achieving and sustaining a more productive, resilient, inclusive and equitable economy.
In this webinar, George Westerman:
You may also be interested in George's courses:
Essential IT for Non-IT Executives
Internet of Things: Business Implications and Opportunities (self-paced online)
Digital technology has become essential to delivering value to customers amidst a pandemic - revolutionizing the way that humans behave and make decisions. Moreover, we are undergoing a pivotal shift in race relations and greater expectations from customers on inclusivity. What do these seismic shifts mean for customer experience (CX) and competitive strategy? In this webinar, Renee Richardson Gosline discusses the application of behavioral science “nudges” in the customer journey to help you adapt breakthrough digital CX.
Renee teaches in our Advanced Manangement Program (AMP). Learn more about this unique program here.
In this webinar, Professor Reagans focuses on the general effect diversity can have on three important aspects of organizational life:
• interpersonal relationships inside the organization
• the performance of work groups and teams, and
• the kinds of climates and work cultures which are more conducive for individual attachment and performance.
You may also be interested in Ray's course Systematic Innovation of Products, Processes, and Services
This webinar examines how one global business, Formula 1, has innovated at speed during the pandemic. Ben Shields is joined by Yath Gangakumaran to discuss how F1 has not only accelerated ideas already in the pipeline but also created and implemented new ideas to respond to the crisis. They discuss key innovations on both the sporting and commercial side of the organization as well as in its social impact efforts. Watch Now.
You may also be interested in Ben's courses:
Analytics Management: Business Lessons from the Sports Data Revolution
Communication and Persuasion in the Digital Age
Interpersonal Communication: Strategies for Executives (self-paced online)
Management Analytics: Decision-Making Lessons from the Sports Industry (self-paced online)
F1 Extreme Innovation
As a result of the COVID-19 Crisis, the need for entrepreneurial people, teams, organizations and societies became mission critical. Why is this? Will it continue? What does this mean for human capital and personal career development? What does this mean to the future of work, workers and organizations? In this webinar, Professor Bill Aulet discusses entrepreneurship - as a framework to assess and improve - and antifragility. Watch now.
You may also be interested in Bill's course: Entrepreneurship Development Program
In this webinar, MIT Sloan professor Sinan Aral discusses the future of social media – termed by Sinan as “The Hype Machine” – and our world. In a post-Covid society, social media is becoming an even more central source of information and human connection. How can we manage “The Hype Machine” in a world radically impacted by the global pandemic?
For serious organizations, the pandemic has provoked new recognition around both the potential and real value of high-performance ‘workplace analytics.’ For the distributed/dispersed digital workforce, the AI that matters most focuses more on ‘Augmented Introspection’ than ‘Artificial Intelligence.’ In this brief talk, Michael Schrage highlights ‘real world’ insights from organizations that have chosen to use ‘remote work’ as a way revisit and redefine ‘high performance fundamentals.’ Watch the recording.
Almost everyone is working from home these days and it's created a strange, chaotic environment for each of us, our organizations and for our families. As we all learn how to communicate, share Wi-Fi, and take meetings remotely, we must also think about keeping ourselves, our teams, and our families cybersecure. In this session, Keri Pearlson discusses some of the current ways malicious actors are trying to get our money, steal company data and infiltrate our systems. We also talk about actions you can take tomorrow to both raise awareness and change behaviors of those around you to keep everyone more secure. Watch here.
You may also be interested in Keri's courses: Cybersecurity Leadership for Non-Technical Executives; and Cybersecurity for Managers: A Playbook (self-paced online)
Organizations are facing an accelerated, interconnected and volatile stream of new challenges daily. As leaders you need to exude calm and empathy while simultaneously getting the organization to respond in a nimble and innovative way. In this webinar, Deborah Ancona reviews some of the leadership lessons gleaned from research at the MIT Leadership Center on leadership in an exponentially changing world. Watch here.
You may also be interested in her upcoming courses: Transforming Your Leadership Strategy (live online); Neuroscience for Leadership; and Leadership in an Exponentially Changing World (self-paced online)
Professor Kelly shared highlights from her new book titled Overload (Princeton University Press, coauthored with Phyllis Moen). This study investigated work redesign strategies to address burnout, overload, and turnover and is based on a major field experiment in a Fortune 500 firm. She also addressed the recent period of remote work during coronavirus, and the lessons we should and shouldn’t learn from this crisis as we move forward. Watch here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed two major changes in how most of us work. Crises often reveal the best and worst of how organizations function and thus offer an opportunity to learn and improve. COVID-19 is no exception. In this webinar, Professor Repenning discusses how the combination of remote work and the need for rapid adaptation can create a pathological way of working that impedes the ability of an organization to change just when it needs that ability most. He also elaborates on an alternative approach to organizing decision making processes that we have found to be useful in any situation that requires rapid and ongoing change, crisis or otherwise Watch here.
You may also be interested in his upcoming courses
Visual Management for Competitive Advantage: MIT’s Approach to Efficient and Agile Work (live online); and Business Process Design for Strategic Management (self-paced online)
The Covid-19 pandemic is causing enormous personal suffering and economic hardship around the world. And it’s also cut fossil fuel use, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. In this webinar John Sterman asked:
What are the implications of the pandemic for climate change policy? Can aggressive policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions help revive the economy? What can government, businesses, and individuals do? And how can you learn more about the possibilities to help restore our economy while building a more sustainable society in which all can thrive? Watch here.
Learn more during his courses: Business Dynamics: MIT's Approach to Diagnosing and Solving Complex Business Problems; and Strategies for Sustainable Business; Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems
Kristine Dery discusses how to deliver an experience for your employees that will enable them, not simply to survive, but to thrive in a new world of distributed work. This session draws on MIT CISR research to learn more about what it takes to lead a fully distributed workforce, explore what high -performing companies are doing to design their new Covid19 employee experience, and consider what impact the lessons learned are likely to have on the post Covid19 ways of working. Share with your network and watch here.
MIT Sloan Professor Retsef Levi discusses the importance of targeted risk analytics to enable state and federal governments as well as enterprises to effectively manage the COVID-19 related challenges of reopening safely.
The webinar presents a holistic approach and provides detail examples of data, analytics tools, technologies, and systems that are essential to enable an effective strategy. Levi draws upon his current research, which focuses on the design of analytical data-driven decision support models and tools addressing complex business and system design decisions under uncertainty. Watch now.
The post-covid economy will reboot in fits and bursts, and the market will reward the businesses that can adapt to change and deploy their products and services with agility. In this webinar, Dr. Steve Spear discusses how and why a distributed experimental approach can help your organization succeed in the coming weeks and months. Watch now.
Learn more in his course, Creating High Velocity Organizations.
The first phase of Industry 4.0 is about revealing a company’s current systemic problems. A technology-driven reinvigoration of the company’s problem-solving function is therefore essential to remaining viable during the crisis and recovering quickly as the business environment stabilizes on a “new normal”. John Carrier discusses three actions your company needs to take now to ensure your business “springs back” from the current economic shock. Watch now.
Learn more in our related course, Implementing Industry 4.0: Leading Change in Manufacturing and Operations.
In this webinar, Hal Gregersen and Roger Lehman explored the power of learning curve leadership and the role of catalytic inquiry in moving ourselves and others forward. Watch now.
Learn more in the following courses: Leadership and the Lens: Reframing the Question to Unlock Insight and Impact; Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Creative Problem Solving, Innovation, and Change; Inquiry-Driven Leadership (self-paced online); and Questions Are The Answer: Live Online.
In this webinar, Tara Swart MD, PhD offers best practices to help you regulate emotions and enhance your mental (as well as physical) resilience by guiding you through exercises that leverage your brain’s agility and neuroplasticity. The end result? The ability to process these uncertain times with a better, stronger, and more positive mindset. Watch now.
You may also be interested in her courses Neuroscience for Leadership and
Applied Neuroscience: Unleashing Brain Power for You and Your People.
David Simchi-Levi, Professor of Engineering Systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the MIT Data Science Lab, discusses the impact the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus is having on the global economy, which is rippling around the world via the long supply chains of major industries. Supply chain executives need to quickly respond to this challenge. Watch Now >
Learn more in Simchi-Levi's course: Supply Chain Strategy and Management.
In this webinar, Paul McDonagh-Smith provides a clear view of what digital learning is and where it has the most impact when applied strategically. Watch now.
You may also be interested in his related new course, Digital Learning Strategy.
John Davis discusses the challenges and opportunities emerging as the millennial generation steps up to lead the family business. Watch now.
Learn more during John's family enterprise programs: Future Family Enterprise: Sustaining Multigenerational Success, Founder to Family: Sustaining Family Business Success, and Leading and Transforming Family Business - China.
Cassandra Frangos will share her insights on the different routes to the C-Suite—and the many dynamics along the way. Watch now.
In this webinar, John Davis revealed and dissected some of the key ingredients required today for the long-term survival and success of a family enterprise. Watch now.
John Davis teaches in our new family enterprise programs: Future Family Enterprise: Sustaining Multigenerational Success, Founder to Family: Sustaining Family Business Success, and Leading and Transforming Family Business - China.
Phil and Fiona teach in Innovation Ecosystems: A New Approach to Accelerating Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation: Strategies for Leveraging Ecosystems (self-paced online).
To thrive in the new digital economy, businesses of all sizes will need to reinvent themselves and substantially change their organizations. During the presentation, Peter Weill demonstrated how exploring six key questions can help you clarify where you are today, and what's needed to move toward a higher-value digital business model. The recording of this webinar will not be made available. For more information on this topic visit this website.
Continuous improvement strategies such as Lean Six Sigma or the Toyota Production System are well understood in the context of the factory floor. What many executives don’t realize, however, is that when properly applied, the concepts and principles underpinning these methods produce even quicker and more powerful results in the office.
Don teaches in Business Process Design for Strategic Management (self-paced online). He formerly taught in Implementing Improvement Strategies: Dynamic Work Design.
You may also be interested in his course, Maximizing Your Personal Productivity: How to Become an Efficient and Effective Executive.
Drawing from her study of 144 breakthrough initiatives in large organizations—as well as fascinating survey results from over 300 firms—Dr. Stephanie Woerner familiarized participants with the significant changes, risks, and opportunities enabled by digitization. Watch now.
Woerner teaches in Revitalizing Your Digital Business Model.
Although decision making in sports is different from that of other industries, the similarities can reveal how analytics, if effectively deployed, can lead to better decisions and more successful organizations. Learn more in this complimentary webinar with Ben Shields. Watch now.
You may also be interested in Ben's new course, Analytics Management: Business Lessons from the Sports Data Revolution.
In this webinar, John Carrier discusses the seven most common systemic errors your company is likely to make when attempting to integrate the Industrial Internet of Things into your existing system. Watch now.
John Carrier teaches in the new program: Implementing Industry 4.0: Leading Change in Manufacturing and Operations.
There are many ways to describe an organization—as a machine, an organism, a community, a distributed intelligence, or even a battlefield. More than just a metaphor, the lens by which you view your own organization is very powerful and can affect your ability to lead organizational change. Watch now.
In this webinar, Deborah Ancona introduces MIT's unique leadership perspective—a powerful, innovative approach to executive leadership that will help you make your organization more knowledge-driven and more innovative. Watch now.
Explore the dynamics of the climate interactively and suggest what we can do both professionally and personally to build a safer, sustainable world. Known as C-ROADS, this award-winning modeling software has been used by more than 15,000 people, including policy makers and negotiators, in 53 nations around the world, and is freely available to participants in the webinar. Watch now.
John Sterman teaches in Strategies for Sustainable Business, Business Dynamics: MIT's Approach to Diagnosing and Solving Complex Business Problems, and Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems.
Learn a cutting-edge, demand-shaping application that can have a tremendous impact on retailers’ top and bottom lines. In this complimentary, one-hour webinar, Professor David Simchi-Levi will present recent breakthroughs in the development of models that combine "machine learning" and optimization for pricing that significantly improve revenue and reduce inventory risks. Watch now.
Social, mobile, analytics, the cloud, the Internet of Things—the confluence of these five advances is disrupting industries. And this list is growing. Companies who simply adapt their technology to the way they do business are missing the boat. Leading-edge businesses are instead adapting their businesses to the capabilities these technologies provide. Not all businesses are born digital. If your company needs to articulate and implement a forward-thinking digital strategy, listen to MIT Sloan’s Jeanne Ross in her webinar, Digital Disruption: Transforming Your Company for the Digital Economy.
Ross presents recent research to help you define a digital strategy that is responsive to changing customer demands, new technology capabilities, and organizational learning. Watch now.
Ross teaches in Revitalizing Your Digital Business Model.
Neuroscience for Leadership with Tara Swart. November 12, 2015. This was a live only event.
MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer, medical doctor, neuroscientist, and leadership coach, Dr. Tara Swart explained how to harness neuroscience to keep your brain flexible—and manifest personal and professional change. To learn more about this topic see Swart's related courses Neuroscience for Leadership and Applied Neuroscience: Unleashing Brain Power for You and Your People.
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. Bruce Cameron shares how product platforming can deliver ROI for your organization.
Cameron teaches in Managing Product Platforms: Delivering Variety and Realizing Synergies.
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 Tom Malone illustrates how collective intelligence works, and what it can do for your organization. Watch now.
Malone teaches in Intelligent Organizations 4Dx (live online).
In Exploring the Innovator's DNA, Hal Gregersen shared findings from his eight-year, international research project that sought a richer understanding of disruptive innovators—who they are and how they arrive at value-generating ideas. Watch now.
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.
Professor Zeynep 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.
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.
MIT Sloan Professor Nelson Repenning shares real-world examples of how organizations can increase adoption of business improving tools, technologies, and processes—from lean production methods to virtual communication systems. Watch Now.
Nelson Repenning teaches in Implementing Improvement Strategies: Practical Tools and Methods; Business Process Design for Strategic Management (self-paced online); and Business Dynamics: MIT's Approach to Diagnosing and Solving Complex Business Problems.
MIT Sloan Professor Steven Eppinger—author of one of the most widely used texts on product development—speaks about how the essential elements of “design thinking” can be applied with great success to product and service innovation. Watch Now.
Steven Eppinger teaches in Managing Complex Technical Projects and Systematic Innovation of Products, Processes, and Services.
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 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.
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 and Internet of Things: Business Implications and Opportunities (self-paced online).
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 Steven 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.
In these unprecedented times, we are all rethinking how best to lead our teams and organizations in a VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous – world. At MIT Sloan Executive Education, we remain committed to supporting your ongoing professional development and will be offering complimentary and highly relevant 30 and 60 minute webinars presented by our faculty and thought leaders.
In this webinar, Bill Aulet discusses takeaways from his bestselling book, "Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup." Bill also shares details about his Entrepreneurship Development Program.
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