Conflict is good for an organization. Although the word is often associated with an altercation, conflict encompasses any disagreement—which is not necessarily bad. Conflict naturally results when people have different needs, opinions, or perspectives. Successful global leaders actively foster a culture that celebrates diversity of thought and experience, encourages the civil exchange of ideas, and embraces differences of opinion. In short, they foster a culture of conflict.
Profitability and productivity—two metrics that matter. As the global business and employment environment becomes increasingly competitive, it is essential that companies find ways to set their workforce apart. Organizations want to be productive, profitable, and innovative—but vague, ill-defined ideals are difficult to achieve when those executing them do not understand the specific roles they play and steps to take. The best way to ensure that companies and their employees
When people think of Mickey Mouse, they commonly think of Walt Disney. But creating the well-known character was actually a team effort. In the early 1900s, a different character—Oswald the Lucky Rabbit—represented Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. Though created by Disney, Oswald was owned by Universal. Wanting to sever ties with the other studio, Walt Disney assembled a team of animators and composers to create a new character to be the face of Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio.
Blockbuster’s CEO, John Antioco, will always be known as the man who laughed. After much persistence, Netflix founders, Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph,finally sat down with Antioco to make their pitch—buy Netflix for 50 million dollars. In this partnership, Netflix would run the Blockbuster brand online, while Blockbuster would promote Netflix’s mail-in subscription service instore. Antioco laughed. Blockbuster dominated the video rental industry. With 9,000 retail locations