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The top 10 MIT Sloan articles of 2023

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What ideas and insights were people drawn to this year? The following list outlines the most-read articles from MIT Sloan’s Ideas Made to Matter team to date in 2023.

  1. MIT Sloan professor emeritus Edgar Schein, a social psychologist who practiced his own tenets of humble leadership and humble inquiry, died at age 94. In his memory, we shared five of his most enduring management ideas.
  2. Neural net pioneer Geoffrey Hinton, who left Google in the spring, believes that it’s time to confront the existential dangers of artificial intelligence.
  3. Nurturing happiness takes work, but doing it right can lead to greater productivity and stronger relationships.
  4. In a new book, MIT professor Yossi Sheffi examines supply chain complexity, artificial intelligence, and the future of work. One case study? The incredible journey of the ordinary banana.
  5. Algorithmic writing assistance can help jobseekers find and fix spelling, grammatical, and usage errors in their resumes. Employers approve, research from MIT Sloan PhD candidate Emma van Inwegen shows.
  6. Workers with the least experience have the most to gain from generative AI, according to a new study.
  7. Data-literate leaders understand data well enough to make their best decisions, drive literacy throughout their organizations, and create a culture of trust in data.
  8. Walking meetings, intermittent fasting, and an “anytime vacation” policy: Here’s how seven leaders manage stress, burnout, and their employees’ well-being.
  9. Generative AI can boost worker productivity, but organizations must first establish a culture of accountability, reward peer training, and encourage role reconfiguration.
  10. A new book from MIT Sloan professor Yasheng Huang details China’s economic rise — and now, its fall.
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