It is taken for granted in the knowledge economy that companies must employ the most talented performers to compete and succeed. Many firms try to buy stars by luring them away from competitors. But Boris Groysberg shows what an uncertain and disastrous practice this can be.
"Know Thy Self"
Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, Boris Groysberg, and Nitin Nohria, offer a strategy to help you win the war for talent once the recession lifts.
Explore the reasons behind the star woman's portable performance - research has shown that star performers often falter when they move to new companies. Its actually true primarily of men.
"Short and to the point."
Boris Groysberg, a professor of business administration in the organizational behavior units at Harvard Business School, and Deborah Bell, a researcher of organizational behavior whose work focuses on leadership and organizational effectiveness, investigate why persistent gender gaps are still thriving at the highest levels.
Boris Groysberg, an Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Andrew Hill, a doctoral candidate at Harvard Business School, and Toby Johnson, a former United States Army Captain and aviator, write about the different ways that military experience prepares managers for leadership.
An international financial services company hired a midlevel manager to oversee a department of 17 employees. A year later only eight remained: four had resigned and five had transferred.
Like the dead hand reaching up from the grave in a horror movie, a long-severed employment relationship can emerge from your past and trip up your career mobility — particularly if the employer has ever been touched by scandal. As we’ve noted, even if you had absolutely nothing to do with the scandal in question, you should know that it will affect your employment prospects and be prepared to address it.
In September 2015 Volkswagen was found to have intentionally set controls on its diesel engines to misrepresent their emissions levels. Some 11 million cars worldwide had the "defeat" program installed. This discovery led to an immediate plunge in Volkswagen’s stock price; government investigations in North America, Europe, and Asia; the resignation of its CEO and the suspension of other executives; the company’s record loss in 2015; and a tab estimated at more than $19 billion to rectify the issues.