Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
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Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead [Book]
Bock takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world, distilling 15 years of intensive worker R&D into principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands…
Note on Human Behavior: Situation Versus Character [Note]
We think that good decisions and responsible behavior require people with integrity and strong character, and immoral behavior originates with people with little integrity and weak character. However, important research in recent decades strongly suggests that situational factors often dominate character in ethical decision-making - for leaders and for members of their organizations…
HealthCare.Gov: The Crash and the Fix (A, B) [Case]
A review of the process utilized by the Obama administration to create the HealthCare.gov exchange and the problems that resulted from the implementation effort. There is a B case that provides the follow on strategy and processes utilized to get the site up and running after the initial failures of implementation…
Huawei’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan and its Effect on Productivity: A Comparative Analysis of the 2010–2014 Financial Data of Huawei and ZTE [Working Paper]
In this paper, we first examine whether Huawei has an advantage over ZTE following the strategic restructurings in 2011, and then retest the hypothesis on the positive effect of an ESOP on Huawei’s competitive position…
Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family [Book]
Though many solutions have been proposed for how women can continue to break the glass ceiling or rise above the “motherhood penalty,” women at the top and the bottom of the income scale are further and further apart. Now, in her refreshing and forthright voice, Anne-Marie Slaughter returns with her vision for what true equality between men and women really means, and how we can get there.
* From the CasePlace Archives, the potential, if unexpected, payoff of being ethical in business: It just might reduce the ravages of conflict: Our Baboon Moment: How Businesses Can Create Peace.
The previous week's selection of new material is listed below.
DonorsChoose.org: How Technology Facilitated a New Funding Model [Case]
Best had not set out to influence public education policy. He simply wanted to raise some money to pay for classroom materials and experiences, such as trips to museums and nature preserves, which his school could not afford. But his idea for using the Internet to connect individual donors to teachers who needed extra learning resources was to turn into something far bigger than he had ever imagined…
1worker1vote: MONDRAGON in the US [Case]
MONDRAGON, the largest cooperative in the world, and the inspiration for several U.S. cooperatives, faces a challenge in 2013 after one of its largest cooperatives votes to leave the group and another goes bankrupt.
Becoming Ambicultural: A Guide for Managers and Organizations [Note]
Ambicultural organizations and executives go a step beyond simply embracing different thoughts and behaviors-they transcend divisions to integrate such "opposites" as competition and cooperation, East and West or Chinese and American business approaches and strategies…
That Little Voice Inside (A, B, C) [Case]
Just after 8:00 p.m. on a Monday evening, Catherine Russell, senior vice president and director of business development at Western Banking Group, arrived at one of the branches she oversaw to catch up on some work. She saw movement inside the locked building and was taken aback-it was Rachel Dwyer, the branch manager; her son; and her boyfriend. "Why is she...why are they all in the branch after hours?"
Huntington Hospital (A, B) [Case]
This case begins by detailing the environment that Markey found in the Business Services Office when she began. Because morale was low and an atmosphere of tension permeated, Markey was thoughtful and deliberate about her approach and actions as executive director. She needed to get her metrics under control as a first step before transforming the departments she oversaw-Admitting, Business Services, Data Services, Medical Records, and Revenue Integrity-into truly patient-focused business centers. The next step would be removing barriers for patients and evolving the mindset of her departments so that HH would become known as "an organization that is going to work with you to help you understand what's going on."
* From the CasePlace Archives, taking action in response to recruiters’ discriminatory statements: Hopwood Manufacturing: Seeking to Hire the Best and the Brightest, or Not (A, B, C).