Ideas Made to Matter
The top 10 MIT Sloan news stories of 2022
- A new book frames qualities like humility, adaptability, and vulnerability as smart — not soft — skills to help leaders manage the most complex of variables: people.
- Impacts from the Russia-Ukraine war are forcing companies to recalibrate and, in some cases, reconsider their long-standing supply chain and partner ecosystems.
- In a climate teeming with evolving technologies and external risks, distributed leadership can make firms more agile and faster to innovate.
- A focus on high-quality data that is consistently labeled can unlock the value of artificial intelligence for the biggest industries. MIT alumnus Andrew Ng calls it “data-centric AI.”
- Whether caused by a culture clash, cultural inertia, or total toxic collapse, broken culture syndrome can sink an organization. But there’s a cure, if leaders take action.
- Senior lecturer Donald Sull identifies three common myths about work culture, and five indicators of a toxic culture.
- A study from associate professor Danielle Li finds a focus on subjective “potential” ratings left female employees less likely to be promoted than male counterparts at a large firm, despite outperforming them.
- A new e-book highlights digital marketing trends for 2022. The topline message: Add data, analytics, and algorithms to better reach socially-linked modern consumers.
- Research from assistant professor Alexey Makarin finds a significant link between the presence of Facebook and increases in anxiety and depression among college students.
- In a new book about how technology will affect workers, MIT experts explain why artificial intelligence is far from replacing humans — but still changing most occupations.