MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program Operations Management

Introducing Humanness to the Work We Do

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As the executive director of an incubator that develops youth and adult programs at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Ye-Her Wu, SF ’14, has had a sweeping vantage point on how the pandemic has accelerated change for students, staff, and faculty.

Nov 30, 2020
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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program Operations Management

Managing through a Pandemic on a Global Scale

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“You cannot drill oil from home.” The quip from Monday Okoro, SF ’07, vice president of Schlumberger Production Management, sums up the complexity of the issues facing companies like his whose operations require the physical presence of a vast workforce.

Nov 30, 2020
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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program Operations Management

Can Remote Learning Democratize an Organization?

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In Japan, where workplace practices have been rooted in generations of tradition, pandemic-driven changes feel tectonic. But some of them are welcome and long overdue, says Shihoko Kato, SFMBA ’19, director of the global business office at Japanese telecom giant NTT in Tokyo.

Nov 30, 2020
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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program

Navigating the Hairpin Turns of the Motorcycle Industry

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“I shrug when people lament these changing times. When, in the last 2,000 years, haven’t we been living in changing times?” laughs Costantino Sambuy, SF ’06, CEO of Peugeot Motocycles, the world’s oldest manufacturer of scooters.

Nov 30, 2020
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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program

Creativity in a Time of Crisis

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For nearly two decades, Google has been working on technology that helps people collaborate across continents. “We want to connect people all over the world so that they can to do great things together,” says Suzanne Frey, SF ’06, vice president of engineering and product at the global dynamo.

Nov 30, 2020
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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program

Mitigating the Pitfalls of Remote Work

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An old New Yorker cartoon features a man sitting at a desk in his home office. He turns to his wife with evident angst and posits, “I can’t remember, do I work at home or live at work?” It is this conundrum that worries Sebastián Castañeda Arbeláez, SF ’14, Corporate Manager of Financial Planning an...

Nov 30, 2020
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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program Operations Management

Building A Better Watercooler

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MIT Sloan professor Thomas Malone is one of the world’s go-to experts on the way we work—and how we might work smarter.

Nov 30, 2020
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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program Change Management

We Still Have Time to Prevent Doomsday

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As Executive Director of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future, Elisabeth Reynolds coordinates a distinctly “MIT” initiative.

Nov 30, 2020
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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program Economics

Transferring Power To People Through Tokenization

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When she was an MIT Sloan Fellow, World Bank Technology and Innovation Officer, earned a memorable nickname from MIT Senior Scientist Andrew Lippman. “We were discussing Facebook. My point was that if Facebook can make tons of money selling my data, why can’t I make money off myself? I just want Fac...

Nov 9, 2020
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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program Leadership

Lessons From The Second Law Of Thermodynamics

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In the realm of crisis management, few leaders have as venerable a reputation as Thad Allen, SF ’89. Former Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, Allen has been summoned by the country’s leaders to tackle the most formidable challenges of their presidencies. Former President George W. Bush ca...

Nov 9, 2020
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