To create effective high-performing teams, businesses need to think about how they treat their workers—how they’re hired, how they’re offered opportunity for advancement, and how their daily work lives are managed.
Leaders set direction, craft an inspiring vision, and provide employees with the tools and training to achieve objectives. As Dwight Eisenhower once put it, leadership is “the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
The concept of “teamwork” encompasses a number of aspects of work—from the formal formation of work teams to informal collaboration with colleagues. When structured well, with shared objectives and incentives, teamwork can be a boon to operational success—and to employee satisfaction.
Investing in employee training is a key aspect of creating high-quality jobs. Whether provided on the job or through internal, external, or online coursework, training can be a catalyst for solving business problems and achieving high performance.
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(Note: Many of the case studies you'll find here were developed by The Hitachi Foundation.)
In this article, MIT Sloan Professor Katherine Kellogg and a team of coauthors describe a project they have been working on involving the use of a specialized online jobs platform to bring new job applicants to open positions at skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts during the COVID-19...
This case study by Zeynep Ton and Cate Reavis explores growth strategy questions faced by Managed by Q, an on-demand office cleaning and maintenance startup whose founders sought to create a scalable business that treats employees well.
Billings Clinic in Montana began an extensive onboarding and training program for its medical assistants and introduced a new, four-level career ladder for them. One aim is to help free up other members of the care team to work to the top of their scope of practice.