Why You Should Be Less Responsible at Work

An overstressed friend told me recently that her boss had counseled her to “be less responsible” at work. On the surface, it’s a ridiculous thing for a supervisor to say. Who would want an employee that overlooks details, or who casually wraps up an assignment because “it’s good enough”? But here’s why her boss is… [Read More]

How to Make Better Business Decisions

In 1999, Michael Schrage wrote Serious Play: How the World’s Best Companies Simulate to Innovate. More than a decade later, the trends he identified – including the importance of using models, simulations, and prototypes to enhance business performance – have only intensified. “The economics of playing with representations of ideas has been transformed,” Schrage told… [Read More]