Crain’s Chicago Business
Nonprofits missing the boat by not merging – 10/20/16
Article reports on findings in the new Metropolitan Chicago Nonprofit Merger Research Project, based on research from Professor Emeritus Don Haider and Kellogg’s Center for Nonprofit Management. The study revealed a trend toward proactive rather than reactive mergers, and predicted that human-services nonprofits will merge or otherwise collaborate, due to the expansion of Medicaid and the ascent of managed care.
Strategy and Business
Management Is All in the Timing – 10/17/16
Article by Dean Sally Blount discusses her research, which explores how the most successful leaders are highly aware of their colleagues’ pace and sense of urgency — and continually adapt to them.
Admissions: Screen test – 10/14/16
Article discusses the rise of video essays in the MBA admissions process and quotes Melissa Rapp, Director of FT MBA and MSMS Admissions at Kellogg, on the importance of the video essay for Kellogg’s admissions process.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Can Motorola capitalize on Samsung's woes? – 10/12/16
rticle reports on Samsung’s recent discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 after some replacement phones issued as part of a recall exhibited the same alarming tendency, and quotes Professor Tim Calkins on how customers loyal to Samsung will now be more likely to consider other brands, a relatively rare occurrence.
The Wall Street Journal
‘Culture Fit’ May Be the Key to Your Next Job – 10/12/16
Article discusses how companies are using quirky interviewing techniques to see whether job candidates would mesh with colleagues from day one, and quotes Professor Lauren Rivera and her research on how people use culture fit as an excuse to weed out candidates who are too different from their ranks.
Should You Opt for Medicare Advantage? – 10/10/16
Article discusses the merits of whether to leave traditional Medicare and enroll in managed care Medicare Advantage or not to save money, as the Medicare Open Enrollment dates get closer, and consults Professor Joel Shalowitz's expertise on the subject matter and quotes him on how "plans must deliver all necessary services for covered benefits."
When business and politics don't mix – 10/06/16
Article discusses how business and politics can intertwine, as we’re seeing in this current election cycle, and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on how “we often say we want a good business person to come run government, but the job of government is not to maximize profits. Therefore, things that make you a good business person might not make you a good elected official.”
The Globe and Mail
Five management traps that waste time and energy – 10/03/16
Article discusses intractable problems that managers face and the issue of how they are spending time, energy and resources to no avail, and quotes Professor Leigh Thompson's book "Stop Spending, Start Managing" that studied this phenomenon of action without traction, when organizations, sometimes in a frenzy, expend considerable effort to get nowhere.