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Decision Rights for Organizational Acceleration

As described in this audio podcast of the July 2021 research briefing, with an empowered decision-making environment companies can sense and respond to changes in their business environment faster than ever.

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For many companies, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digitization and digital transformation efforts. Empowered teams typically led the way forward, rapidly sensing and responding to changes in their environment. In this briefing we address how companies can sustain this momentum, by creating an environment that supports empowered decision-making. Mars provides an inspirational example of a company that does this by establishing decision rights guardrails that involve the entire organization in an effort to deliver on its purpose one hundred times faster.

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The July 2021 research briefing is read by co-author Nick van der Meulen.

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© 2021 MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research, Van der Meulen and Beath. MIT CISR Research Briefings are published monthly to update the center's patrons and sponsors on current research projects.

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Cynthia M. Beath, Professor Emerita, University of Texas and Research Collaborator, MIT CISR

MIT CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH (CISR)

Founded in 1974 and grounded in MIT's tradition of combining academic knowledge and practical purpose, MIT CISR helps executives meet the challenge of leading increasingly digital and data-driven organizations. We work directly with digital leaders, executives, and boards to develop our insights. Our consortium forms a global community that comprises more than seventy-five organizations.

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