Bold results start with a clear vision. Many of the examples of creating customer centric organizations with agile management are from smaller companies with enlightened and modern leadership (like Rovio, the maker of the “Angry Birds”). But large organizations can transform, too, with clear vision and leadership. The change requires more than solid leadership, though. It goes deeper with processes being transformed, modern technologies and methodologies leveraged, and people empowered to create simplicity and greater customer value. More ›
How many times have you sat in a conference room, sifting every last detail of the proposal? And how many times have you spent hours (or weeks) building consensus? Oh, and how many times must an executive approve before they call it a plan? The answer, my friend, is not blowing in the wind. But I bet it is blowing your budget. And draining your profits. And frustrating everyone no end. More ›
As we have discussed in many classes and programs here at Rutgers, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has provided a boost to the health insurance industry. Health plans and PBMs, known collectively as Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), were given the keys to healthcare. The key word is managed because these organizations manage the cost and utilization of healthcare products and services, which will be critical to achieving the PPACA’s goal of reducing costs while expanding access to healthcare. As a result of the PPACA, MCOs will experience growth in both the Public (government) and Private (employer and individual) markets. More ›
Management of Intellectual Property (IP) is a complicated endeavor. In the past, IP departments focused on basic patentability and freedom-to-operate searches, employing primarily defensive IP strategies. The volume of required searches and applications is increasing rapidly, adding strain to already heavily loaded IP Managers. Moreover, IP Portfolios are increasingly recognized as potentially potent revenue streams. In today’s business environment, it is critical that IP departments move beyond the defensive IP management approach of the past. This article will explore some drivers of the shift in IP management strategies, as well as cost effective solutions to maximize the value extracted from a patent portfolio. More ›
Rutgers Business School in Newark will be offering a two-day executive educational program called Executive Leadership: An Ethical Journey to Success.
The program, hosted by The Institute for Ethical...