Calls for pay transparency as a cure for pay discrimination are abundant. As the argument goes, if everyone knows everyone else’s pay level, patterns of discrimination will be broadcast, so pressure to remedy them will mount. But the claims of pay transparency’s beneficial powers go far beyond remedying pay discrimination, extending to boosting an organization’s overall […]
David Robertson, the host of Innovation Navigation, interviewed me on his radio show last month, and I identified the most important word in strategy. Click on this link — Innovation Navigation radio interview — and scroll to the September 13, 2016 broadcast to listen.
One of my first teaching experiences involved an evening MBA class. At least half of the students were older than I was and all had more real-world experience. We were discussing organization design and the choice to centralize or decentralize. It’s a choice with profound implications for the structure of incentives, communication patterns, and […]
I had a fantastic time with the folks at Capital Notions. It was a great conversation that you can listen to below. We talked about a wide range of topics, including Walt Disney and how company leaders can create a “Theory of Your Firm.” Enjoy!
Every time one company launches a takeover bid for another, the justification is always about synergies. The more and bigger they are the better the deal. Microsoft’s recently announced $26 billion all cash offer for LinkedIn is the latest case in point. The CEOs of both companies and the media have all focused on the […]