The cover theme of the November-December issue is ‘Troubled Times, Telltale Signs’. Omar Abbosh, Paul Nunes, and Larry Downes, Accenture executives, present a new approach to innovation management in the face of rapid disruption. Muniinder K Anand, Managing Director India & South Asia of Center for Creative Leadership, explains how employee morale and productivity are vital indicators of organizational health. Henk W Volberda, Professor at Amsterdam Business School and Director of Amsterdam Centre for Business Innovation, and Kevin Heij, senior researcher at Amsterdam Centre for Business Innovation, make the case for business model replication or renewal. Professor Satish Modh, Director of VESIM Business School, deconstructs how resilience can hold an organization together during a crisis. An exclusive interview with Rita McGrath, Associate Professor at Columbia Business School, delves into the art of spotting inflection points before they happen.
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