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Leveraging the Secrets of Memory Champions to Craft Memorable Messages, 2/7/13, Audio/Slides

How many meetings have you attended where you literally forgot most of what you had just heard by the meeting’s end? In this webinar, Jay Conger explored how to make the message behind your presentations endure far beyond the meeting. He covered the techniques developed by memory champions which you can deploy in your own presentations.

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Employee Resource Groups as Sources of Innovation

Theresa Welbourne and Ian Ziskin discussed new learnings from the first Employee Resource Group (ERG) Summit and the research conducted for that program. The data focus on what drives success of ERGs, member energy at work, and identity.

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Relational Capital: Strategic Advantage for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Negotiation and Collaboration

Theresa M. Welbourne (CEO) and Manuela Pardo del Val (Universitat de València) explain that collaborative entrepreneurship research suggests that organizations will soon pursue more collaborative relationships throughout a worldwide network of firms, driving a strategy of continuous innovation, specially small-and medium-size firms (SMEs).

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America at Work: Choices and Challenges

America at Work: Choices and Challenges

A companion to the New American Workplace, which is co-published with Society for Human Resource Management and the Center for Effective Organizations, this volume edited by Edward E. Lawler III and James O’Toole (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006) contains original articles on workplace issues in America today.

Collaboration and the Producers of Management Knowledge

Andreas Werr (Stockholm School of Economics) and Larry Greiner (USC) explains that the world of managers is increasingly knowledge intensive. Competition is growing, large organizations are becoming more global and complex, resulting in a proliferation of new management models and tools, making it difficult for managers to keep up with the latest developments (Huczynski, 1993).

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The New American Workplace

The New American Workplace

James O’Toole and Edward E. Lawler III, (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006) Thirty years ago, the bestselling “letter to the government” Work in America published to national acclaim, including front-page coverage in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

The Development of New Organizational Capabilities

Susan A. Mohrman (CEO), Peter Docherty (Chalmers University of Technology), Abraham B. Shani (Cal Polytechnic State University), Andrew J. Schenkel (Stockholm School of Economics), and Robin Teigland (Stockholm School of Economics) generate a model and present propositions about new capability development that integrate perspectives from the strategy, learning, and social capital and network literatures.

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Designing Organizations to Lead with Knowledge

The nature of the knowledge firm and of knowledge processes are described, and a framework for understanding how the design of the organization impacts knowledge in practice is presented in this paper by Susan A. Mohrman (CEO).

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Effects of Task Interdependence and Type of Communication on Performance in Virtual Teams

This laboratory study by Susan G. Cohen (CEO) and Ramon Rico (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) proposes a model of virtual team performance based on the fit between the characteristics of the task and the type of communication media used by members of the team.

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Developing Complex Collaborations: Basic Principles to Guide Design and Implementation

Susan Cohen (CEO), Don Mankin (Co:e-laboration Design Associates), and Stephen P. Fitzgerald (Alliant International University) While a group of laborers building the pyramids of Egypt might seem to bear little resemblance to a team of machine operators working in a plant, they actually have much in common.

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Life at CMM Level 5: Lessons from Computer Sciences Corporation on the Effective Implementation of the Capability Maturity Model for Software

Paul S. Adler, Frank E. McGarry, Wendy B. Irion-Talbot, and Derek J. Binney share that a growing number of organizations are using the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM) as a guide to improving their development process.

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Time Flies Like an Arrow: Tracing Antecedents and Consequences of Temporal Elements of Organizational Culture

Cristina B. Gibson, Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn, and Ramon J. Aldag examine how time has recently become a more central focus in management research and practice. Time to market has become a critical issue in many industries, with ever shortening new product development times.

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