Innovation Practitioner Insights: Alex Goryachev of Cisco on Seven Common Mistakes Companies Make Trying to Build a Culture of Innovation
November 07 | Joan Greco, Program Director, Innovation Master Class, Customer Experience Conference, and Women's Leadership Conference, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Alex Goryachev, Cisco System’s Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs, shares the most common mistakes he has seen at companies working to build a culture of innovation. The key concept tying together Goryachev’s observations: the need to focus on the people innovating, not the “innovations” themselves. Goryachev will be speaking at The Conference Board Innovation Master Class this December in Palo Alto.
On Governance: Agility in Your Boardroom
November 07 | Patrick Dailey, Co-founder, BoardQuest | Joel Koblentz, Founder, The Koblentz Group | Comments (0)
Boards are expected to be more alert and foresighted. They must be prepared for more rapid situational assessment, faster reaction time and creative solutions for creating value and representing shareholders’ interests.
The Conference Board: Insights from 75 Years of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy Leadership
November 06 | Sophia A. Muirhead, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, The Conference Board | Jeff Hoffman, Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Center and Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In the depths of World War II, The Conference Board began keeping track of corporate contributions activity, generating a record that became a bi-annual, and later, an annual report on corporate contributions. Seventy-five years later, business continues to be at the forefront of corporate philanthropy and corporate citizenship. The Conference Board remains at the center of this activity, while striving to foster collaborations that measure the outputs of corporate giving.
Contrary to the Hype—Real Trends in Nontraditional Work
November 02 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The perception about the growth of the nontraditional workforce is out of line with hard data. While the number of independent contractors earning income through online labor market platforms has been growing, except for the transportation sector, these platforms represent a tiny share of income and total hours worked in the US economy, and are highly concentrated in certain specific occupations.
Executive Series: Sometimes, It’s Actually Not About the Work
October 31 | Pat Stortz, Head of Employee Communications, AT&T | Comments (0)
Technology is forcing corporate executives to work harder than ever, so it’s important to understand that sometimes work commitments need to take a back seat. There’s a strong chance that colleagues (or you) are facing a personal crisis and it can be hard to know what to do to support them. Being there to support them in whatever way they need it is a good start.
Q&A with Rhoden Monrose: Engaging Young Professionals on Associate Boards of Nonprofit Organizations
October 30 | Rhoden Monrose, Founder and CEO, CariClub | Alice Korngold, Author, A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...While Governments Cannot | Comments (0)
Companies promoting associate board experience for their young workers can cultivate leadership skills and loyalty among early and mid-career employees. Young employees want a level of social impact engagement that they find meaningful and accessible in the workplace. Providing that opportunity helps companies solve one of their biggest challenges: attracting and retaining the workforce of the future.
On Governance: Responding to Imprecision in the Voting Recommendations of a Proxy Advisor
October 30 | Bernard Sharfman, Associate Fellow, R Street Institute | Comments (0)
Institutional investors should always be in a position of making an informed vote, whether or not a proxy advisor can help in making them informed.