Should managers define rules and practices, expecting collaborators to follow standardized guidelines? Or should they allow autonomy, entrusting workers to flexibly make creative decisions outside of due process? Rodrigo Canales (Yale School of Management) measures the strengths and weaknesses of standardized and flexible strategies.


Tima Bansal (Executive Director, NBS) shares top tips in the Globe and Mail on practices you can implement to make your organization more sustainable. These learnings come from member companies of NBS's Leadership Council including BASF Canada, BC Hydro, Suncor, TD Bank Group, Teck, Tembec and Tim Hortons.  

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The buying local movement will soon no longer be limited to food. Jerry Davis, Professor at the University of Michigan, discusses the rapid emergence of local production capabilities and what this means for business: "Imagine iTunes for furniture, shoes, cellphones and vacuum cleaners." Discover the threats and opportunities of "locavore" production.   


With Chile and South Africa's NBS Leadership Council meetings held recently and Canada's taking place at the end of September, discover how the Leadership Councils help set NBS's research priorities.


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