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  1. 28 Truths about Customer Experience

    16 November, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies that offer the best customer experiences do so by building trust and connecting with people on an emotional level. Implement change management to get all employees to provide the same experience in the same way.

  2. China Center Quick Note: Mind the Gaps

    15 November, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Breakthrough opportunities for MNCs in China always lie in the gaps between indigenous capabilities and targets set forth in national plans. In this “new era” in China, national planning targets, more grandiose than ever, are far beyond indigenous capabilities to achieve them.

  3. 25 Truths about Data and the Workplace of the Future

    15 November, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Employee data collection benefits companies: it answers talent riddles and helps fine-tune human resources policies. But there are analytics pitfalls: bias in data, difficult ambiguities, and survey fatigue among employees.

  4. 20 Truths about Corporate Development

    15 November, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    The US deal market stands poised for a banner year. Big transactions are back with a vengeance and are increasingly crossing industry lines, as with CVS and Aetna. In these deals, sensitivity to people and culture is the only way to preserve the innovations companies seek.

  5. Five Ways Companies Use Signposts of Innovation

    15 November, 2018 | Publication

    We spoke with leaders of member companies involved with innovation at a large US defense contractor and at specialty materials company Eastman Chemical Company to find out which aspects of the signposts they find most useful.

  6. What Companies Like Most about Using Signposts of Innovation

    15 November, 2018 | Publication

    The Conference Board spoke with specialty materials company Eastman Chemical Company and a large US defense contractor that has also started working with the signposts to find out what they like best about the framework.

  7. Innovation & Productivity Center Newsletter - November 2018

    15 November, 2018 | Newsletter

    Cross-functional teams could improve their success rate by including the most innovative voices from other parts of the organization

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    14 November, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    14 November, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Rising rates will slow the pace of growth in 2019.

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    14 November, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Business costs increase as the economic outlook moderates. The decline in global trade plays an important role in the Euro Area moderation and negatively affects the outlook for Germany in particular. 

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