Innovation

Management Today keeps track of the trends and technologies set to change the world of business.

2022 growth opportunities

Where are the opportunities for growth in 2022?

MT Asks: The Metaverse, good customer service and regional investment could all be fertile areas...

Planet over profit

Businesses need to step up - they can't survive in societies that fail ...

Leaders must participate in a necessary, fundamental reimagining of business in order to future-proof their...

Where robots do the picking

Why a robotics CEO says business should still be about people

Brian Palmer, boss of robotics company Tharsus, sees a future where robots don’t steal people’s...

Business recovery tips from bees

Five growth lessons from bees

While every businessman may not be a beekeeper, the lessons that can be learnt from...

Karen Blackett

Leadership clinic: How can I persuade my boss to invest?

Karen Blackett OBE, UK country manager of WPP, Group M UK CEO and a former...

Pixaby

These are the businesses tipped to become the next unicorns

Here are the next generation of companies well on their way to hitting a $1bn...

Kevin Chesters and Mick Mahoney

Creativity is your best untapped resource

Creative thinking is hard, but without it, no progress is made. Here are three ways...

Getty Images

Can the UK deliver more unicorns?

Contrary to popular belief, the UK punches well above its weight as an incubator for...

Gillette

How P&G spawned a raft of UK leaders

In the 1990s, P&G became an unlikely breeding ground for future leaders, to rival the...

MT's DE&I Leadership Awards

Management Today’s new DE&I Leadership Awards are now open for entry

MT's awards scheme will recognise companies and individuals who are leading the way in the...

Greg Jackson

How Greg Jackson built an energy start-up now worth more than Centrica

Octopus Energy founder and CEO Greg Jackson's start-up is now valued at £3.36bn - more...

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies: the most important invention since the internet?

There are plenty of hyperbolic claims about Bitcoin et al. But just what exactly are...

Ruth Porat

Will Google regret its tougher approach to moonshots?

While investors welcome CFO Ruth Porat’s tougher approach to radical ideas, will it ultimately curtail...

Copying

The tyranny of best practice

Why businesses should be wary of trying to copy more successful competitors.

Meet the chief behind Avon's resurgence

Angela Cretu had the handover from hell, but she still "didn't feel the urge to...

3 moonshot innovations that might just work

From hybrid species to vacuum tube transportation, here are 3 outlandish ideas that could be...

Pollution

The business challenge of the century?

The pandemic showed businesses could innovate in the face of catastrophe. Now we need to...

How to make imagination a competitive advantage

Blue sky creativity isn't just the realm of lone geniuses and small children. It can...

What it takes to make multichannel work

The high street doesn't have to die, but it is full of zombies.

How to get ahead in the fourth industrial revolution

Avoid your goals falling into 'pilot purgatory'.

How simplification built organisational resilience at L’Oréal

"It was clear to me that we’d overcomplicated our work," says the cosmetics giants health...

What Wickes learned over lockdown

Quickfire Q&A: Digital levels the playing field, and customers have a mission, not a shopping...

"Making a positive impact brings greater returns than the stock market"

Tickr founder Tom McGillycuddy says targeting ethical and sustainable investments generated growth.

How farmers are really coping with change

Robo-tractors, cow psychoanalysis: The world of farmyard innovation

How to compete with Amazon

Bookshop.org's rapid growth has led to an earlier-than-anticipated UK expansion.

5 CEO tips for horizon scanning

Management Today asked leaders how they keep an eye open for business opportunities - and...

How to go viral on TikTok

Little Moons' mochi balls are a social media sensation. Here's what you can learn about...

Margaret Heffernan: “We talk cavalierly about leadership as if everybody with a big ...

Part 2: The author and entrepreneur on why CEOs are bad at innovation, 3M and...

How Zara adapted fast fashion to Covid

Despite its heavy emphasis on in-store sales and just-in-time supply, the retailer’s flexible business model...

How "low code" is transforming software development

Business costs could plummet as point-and-click platforms become the norm.

How Whitney Wolfe Herd became the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire

Tinder's former marketing boss left the firm to start feminist rival Bumble in 2014.

Ocado, micro-fulfilment & the future of retail

Case study: Next day delivery is so 2019. For today's convenience-conscious consumer, minutes count.

WFH works for creativity - but we’re still reopening the office

We need to distinguish between creation and crafting In the post-jab world.

How Amazon does data

In this mini-extract from our intelligence report A Leader’s Guide to Data Science, we look...

E-commerce is "the future of digital media"

One minute briefing: John Paton, chair of The Independent, on data, digital transformation and why...

Fostering a growth mindset improves innovation

Research suggests that a willingness to learn new things leads to 'integrative thinking', improving the...

How to spot a bad idea that looks like a good one

Behind every flop was someone who thought they were onto a blockbuster.

3 reasons your team isn’t innovating

Your ‘big idea’ cupboard is empty. Here’s how to fix it.

The pandemic is a chance to rethink attitudes to part-time work

Nominate star part-timers and companies innovating with flexible working for the Timewise Power List, in...

"We had to deliver 2.5 years work in 6 weeks"

Inside lessons from the UK's Ventilator Challenge.

This nursery start-up shows innovation doesn’t have to be hi-tech

Briefing: Opportunities can be hidden in plain sight, say Ashwin Grover and Varun Chanrai, founders...

How data deceives

Averages, ratios and indices can easily lead you to false conclusions, says this retail veteran...

Has the job interview had its day?

In the age of remote working, workplace traditions are being put under the microscope. Hoxby...

Simon Woodroffe: "I'd throw away your marketing budget"

Workplace Evolution podcast: The YO! Sushi founder on learning to be bold, innovation killers and...

The simple metric that turned 3M into an innovation powerhouse

The multifaceted manufacturer's innovation-as-normal culture is by choice, not by chance.

How Michelin banished bureaucracy

The tyre maker recognised that you can’t impose autonomy from the top down.

M&S: A case study in falling victim to your own success

COVID-19 has simply made more urgent the retailer’s fundamental predicament: people want to buy its...

Facebook's creativity hacks

ONE MINUTE BRIEFING: Facebook's EMEA VP Nicola Mendelsohn on how the social media company boosts...

Innovation: How Netflix, Amazon & Pernod Ricard lowered the stakes of failure

Organisational inertia will set in unless you actively guard against it.

Why Amazon banned PowerPoint

And how resurrecting the memo helped the tech giant make better decisions.

Digital transformation in the age of coronavirus

Understand the human challenges before making the rush to digital.

Reimagining the public sector

COVID-19 offers a glimpse of an innovative, collaborative, people-centred state, argues the CEO-elect of PA...

Is management consulting about to get 'Amazoned'?

The increasing role of 'project tech' in consultancy raises the prospect of a platform-based business...