Thousands of people globally have listened to the MIT Sloan Executive Education INNOVATION@WORK Webinar Series, learning breakthrough concepts and innovations from the MIT faculty who developed them. If you haven't tuned in, here's a roundup of 10 big ideas--fundamentals of our executive education programs--that you can access for free in our webinar archive.
High Velocity Organizations: How the World’s Best Organizations Learn Their Way to Greatness
Senior Lecturer Steve Spear discusses what high velocity improvement and innovation looks like in practice and how an organization can apply behavioral strategies to achieve it. Watch now.
IT Is from Venus, Non-IT Is from Mars
Dr. George Westerman, research scientist at the MIT Center for Digital Business, compares the relationship between IT departments and business leaders to a troubled marriage where miscommunication is rampant. In this webinar, Dr. Westerman discusses how research demonstrates the improved IT/business relationship that results from IT/business transparency. Watch now.
Social Media @ Work: Managing Risks and Opportunities
John Akula, MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer and former partner at a leading law firm, discusses the legal implications of social media in the workplace and offers practical, hands-on information that explains how managers should approach the risks and opportunities in a shifting, uncertain legal environment. Watch now.
Understanding and Unlocking the Potential of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Intrapreneurship
Senior Lecturer and Managing Director in the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship Bill Auletexplores successful examples of entrepreneurship and innovation, and addresses current trends that drive innovation, as well as systematic approaches to launching new ventures. Watch now.
Systematic Innovation by Design
Steven Eppinger, MIT Sloan Professor and author of one of the most widely used texts on product development, discusses a systematic approach to innovation and talks about how the essential elements of "design thinking" can be applied to product and service innovation. Watch now.
Useful Doesn't Always Mean Used
In his webinar, MIT Sloan Professor Nelson Repenning discusses why although companies invest significant effort into a mix of tools, technologies, and processes, these innovations often don’t produce substantial improvements in performance. Watch now.
Understanding the Customer Decision Process: Why Good Products Fail
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. Watch now.
The Good Jobs Strategy: Why Good Jobs Are Good for Business
In her webinar, MIT Sloan Professor Zeynep Ton talks about how almost one in four American working adults have a job that pays less than a living wage and explains why that doesn’t have to be the case.Ton shares strategies about how organizations can manage their operations so that both employer and employee succeed. Watch now.
Game-Changing Talent Strategy: From Inspiration to Implementation
MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Douglas Ready discusses the importance of developing great talent and the hallmarks of a game-changing talent strategy. He also speaks about why many leaders today are effective "builders" but not effective "brokers." Watch now.
Visual Persuasion in the Digital Age
MIT Sloan Professor Edward Schiappa shares several lessons about visual persuasion and explains why visual communication is king in today's digital era, as well as how to manage virtual communications with power and presence. Watch now.