TED | March 28, 2024

How to Live with Economic Doomsaying

BCG's Global Chief Economist explains how to live with the media’s pervasive economic doomsaying.

BCG Henderson Institute | April 17, 2024

Building a Smarter Clock for Business: Time Management Is Not Just about Speed

Leaders must learn to vary the tempo in a dynamic context, manage rhythm and synchronization in an interconnected world, and embrace adaptive rules and structures when confronted with pressure across multiple timescales.

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BCG Henderson Institute | April 11, 2024

The Business of Pretending: How to Play More Adventurous Games

You play games in the workplace every day. But you can get more business value out of games by making them bolder and more adventurous. We suggest experimenting with games that are less routine, less constrained, more counterfactual, and more explicit.

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BCG Henderson Institute | April 11, 2024

“Reskilling in the Age of AI” Wins 2023 HBR Prize

We are proud to share that an in-depth study of how companies are reskilling their employees in an era of automation and AI has won the 2023 HBR Prize.

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30 Minutes | April 16, 2024

Making Sense of Chaos with Doyne Farmer

"Complex systems thinking is the dominant tool for modeling in epidemiology. Companies use it to model their inventory systems. But using it in economics is harder because the agents have more agency and are complicated."

MIT Sloan Management Review | February 13, 2024

The Future of Strategic Measurement: Enhancing KPIs With AI

Findings from the MIT SMR - BCG Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy Global Executive Study and Research Project

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BCG Henderson Institute | January 4, 2024

Boosting Our Human Superpower—Social Learning—with AI

New technologies such as AI will only enhance learning competitiveness if embedded in well-designed, holistically conceived learning systems.

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Fortune | December 4, 2023

The Future 50: Companies Built For Growth in Uncertain Times

BCG Henderson Institute has partnered with Fortune to publish the Future 50, a ranking of the companies with the greatest long-term growth prospects.

Harvard Business Review | May 31, 2023

Why Conflicting Ideas Can Make Your Strategy Stronger

In a volatile, uncertain world, successful strategies are those conceived as portfolios of options rather than as roadmaps. Here's how to create and communicate such strategies.

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Work, Workers, and Working

Transformational forces have called into question our traditional ways of thinking about work and are forcing a reckoning among firm leaders and policymakers.

Harvard Business Review | October 2, 2023

Does Your Hybrid Strategy Need to Change?

To find the most workable post-COVID return-to-office strategy, companies should focus on four factors: the needs of the work, the needs of the people, how work gets done, and the new managerial muscle required to manage a hybrid workforce.

BCG.com | August 15, 2023

Making Flexible Working Models Work

Of the 1,500 office-based employees we surveyed, 85% reported that their organization adopted a hybrid model—but companies need to delve deeper to make flexibility work. Insights from our "What the Flex?!" surveys of office-based employees.

Generative AI

Look beyond today’s hype—to a future (perhaps quite near) in which Generative AI systems play a critical role in business and society.

BCG.com | September 21, 2023

How People Can Create—and Destroy—Value with Generative AI

A first-of-its-kind scientific experiment finds that people mistrust generative AI in areas where it can contribute massive value and trust it too much where the technology isn’t competent.

BCG Henderson Institute | August 2, 2023

Measured Enthusiasm

Is generative AI as “strategic” as it is claimed to be?

28 Minutes | September 5, 2023

The Coming Wave with Mustafa Suleyman

"If we are to be able to harness the upsides [of these technologies], we have to take a cold hard look at their potential downsides. Too often, people fall into one or other camp—naive techno optimists […] or modern-day Luddites. That does not cut it anymore."

Business Ecosystems

What are business ecosystems, and how can organizations think about their own ecosystem design, governance, and strategy?

Developing Leaders Quarterly | June 21, 2023

Winning the Ecosystem Game

Orchestrating companies collaboratively lead other companies in digital ecosystems but what does it take to lead orchestrating or participating companies? From our research on the factors which drive the strategic and operational success and failure of ecosystems, we propose the traits, mindsets, and behaviors required of ecosystem leaders.

BCG.COM | October 7, 2019

Do You Need a Business Ecosystem?

The hype suggests that you do, but business ecosystems are not always the right model for organizing the creation of a product or service. Learn what they are, what sets them apart, and their benefits and drawbacks.

MIT Sloan Management Review | November 22, 2021

Setting the Rules of the Road

Good governance is essential to the success of both ecosystem orchestrators and their partners. It is essential to put the right rules in place to orchestrate a platform that creates value for all participants - and helps manage risk.

New Pathways to a Sustainable Future

In several recent publications, we’ve challenged ourselves to think differently about sustainability—to identify pathways that may contribute new vitality to the fight.

BCG.com | May 22, 2023

Emissions from Legacy Assets Demand Urgent Action

“Locked-in” emissions from existing assets threaten to exceed the 1.5°C global warming target. Using autos as a case study, we outline steps to tackle the problem.

BCG.com | September 13, 2023

Short-Term Solutions for Bending the Ammonia Emissions Curve

Renewable ammonia has long-term potential, but the industry can’t wait. Ammonia producers and customers can take steps to become more sustainable, starting today.