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.)
One of the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time lies in harnessing the innovative potential of emerging technologies to help achieve a more prosperous and just society. Discussions of how to do so are at the center of debates over how artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning,...
In this paper, Inez von Weitershausen pairs data on the evolution and design of Work-Based Higher Education (WBHE) programs in the United States and in Germany with insights from two in-depth case studies to show how a shared idea--the 'integration of theory and practice'--manifests in...
What can we learn from the way management and labor leaders in Germany are working together to address the future impacts of technology on business and the workplace? In this article, Thomas A. Kochan, Wilma B. Liebman, and Inez von Weitershausen draw on insights from a September 2018 event on...