In case you missed them, see which articles were most popular with our readers in the third quarter of this year.

1. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
Clouds, big data, and smart assets: Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch
Advancing technologies and their swift adoption are upending traditional business models. Senior executives need to think strategically about how to prepare their organizations for the challenging new environment. In a set of accompanying podcasts, leading experts offer their views on how these trends will evolve and change business models.

2. GOVERNANCE
Why good bosses tune in to their people
Know how to project power, counsels Stanford management professor Bob Sutton, since those you lead need to believe you have it for it to be effective. And to lock in your team’s loyalty, boldly defend their backs.

3. STRATEGY
Global forces: An introduction
Five crucibles of change will restructure the world economy for the foreseeable future. Companies that understand them will stand the best chance of shaping it. In a related video commentary, McKinsey director Peter Bisson discusses the importance of spotting trends and building them into corporate strategy.

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Clouds, big data, and smart assets: Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch graphic 1. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
Clouds, big data, and smart assets: Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch
Advancing technologies and their swift adoption are upending traditional business models. Senior executives need to think strategically about how to prepare their organizations for the challenging new environment. In a set of accompanying podcasts, leading experts offer their views on how these trends will evolve and change business models.
Why good bosses tune in to their people graphic 2. GOVERNANCE
Why good bosses tune in to their people
Know how to project power, counsels Stanford management professor Bob Sutton, since those you lead need to believe you have it for it to be effective. And to lock in your team’s loyalty, boldly defend their backs.
Global forces: An introduction graphic 3. STRATEGY
Global forces: An introduction
Five crucibles of change will restructure the world economy for the foreseeable future. Companies that understand them will stand the best chance of shaping it. In a related video commentary, McKinsey director Peter Bisson discusses the importance of spotting trends and building them into corporate strategy.
4. ORGANIZATION
Retaining key employees in times of change
Many companies throw financial incentives at senior executives and star performers during times of change. There is a better and less costly solution.

5. STRATEGY
Enduring Ideas: The strategic control map
In this interactive presentation—one in a series of multimedia frameworks—Lowell Bryan, a director in McKinsey’s New York office, describes the strategic control map, a framework that tracks the dynamics of market capitalization within industries.

6. CORPORATE FINANCE
The five types of successful acquisitions
Companies advance myriad strategies for creating value with acquisitions—but only a handful are likely to do so.

7. ORGANIZATION
Putting a value on training
Training programs generate greater value for organizations when the curricula reflect key business performance metrics. Testing real-world outcomes is crucial.

8. STRATEGY
Boosting the productivity of knowledge workers
The key is identifying and addressing the barriers workers face in their daily interactions.

9. RETAIL & CONSUMER GOODS
Capturing the world’s emerging middle class
Multinational companies need new “scale at speed” approaches to penetrate the developing world’s increasingly prosperous consumer markets.

10. STRATEGY
Innovation and commercialization, 2010: McKinsey Global Survey results
After coping with the global economic crisis, companies are beginning to aim for growth again. But their approach to managing innovation and the challenges they face haven’t changed. The survey results suggest a few ways to improve.

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/newsletters/topten/2010_Q3.htm

Autor: Gabriel Catalano - human being | (#IN).perfección®

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