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Leadership and People Management

The Benefits of Flow at Work

Ribera, Alberto; Ceja, Lucia Achieving flow at work contributes to personal well-being and improves performance, as Alberto Ribera and Lucía Ceja explain. The key to achieving this gratifying state is to face attainable challenges that stretch our capacities without stressing us out. Read article
Leadership and People Management

Pay: How to Design a More Effective Compensation Plan

Stein, Guido; Anta Callersten, Carlos Financial incentives alone may not be the best way to motivate employees. Guido Stein and Carlos Anta dissect pay policies and explain how to design a more successful compensation plan. Read article
Strategy

How Business Models Can Make or Break a Merger

Sohl, Timo; Vroom, Govert Looking to expand? When searching for an acquisition target, consider its business model, say Timo Sohl and IESE's Govert Vroom. Beyond product or market synergies, reflecting on business model relatedness may be the key to a successful merger. Read article
Marketing

Blowing the Budget: Analytics, Risk and the Race to Overspend

Güçlü, Burçin; Canela, Miguel Ángel For savvy marketing, the more information you have, the better, right? Not necessarily, says Miguel Ángel Canela. While investing in sophisticated tools for marketing analytics might yield more consumer insights, it also tends to inflate risks and drive overspending. Read article
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Say No to Facilitating Payments

Argandoña, Antonio It's common to turn a blind eye to special payments that facilitate administrative tasks or procedures. But Antonio Argandoña warns that their negative impact extends far beyond that of an isolated irregularity. Read article
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