Creating a culture of continuous improvement
Harvard Business Review
How do organizations remain committed to continuous improvement when the leader who championed lean strategies leaves? Researching within the health care industry, Aravind Chandrasekaran and John Toussaint identify a set of practices that can stop this backsliding and sustain a culture of continuous improvement after such departures.
May 24, 2019
Recent United Way campaign raises $22 million, with more year-round fundraising
The Columbus Dispatch
United Ways throughout the nation have been working to gain a footing as charitable habits shift away from workplace giving. Wealthy donors have moved to donor-advised funds at financial firms, while many other donors — especially the young — increasingly give directly to nonprofit groups online or through crowdfunding events. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, explains why.
May 18, 2019
As leaks show lavish NRA spending, former staff detail poor conditions at nonprofit
New documents leaked about National Rifle Association top executive Wayne LaPierre's lavish clothing and travel expenses contrast with the culture of fear, poor pay and an underfunded pension described by former staffers. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, helped NPR review copies of 2019 NRA pension documents.
May 15, 2019
Bringing operational excellence to food insecurity
Fisher College of Business
Students in Fisher’s Master of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE) program are sharing their process-improvement insights to help the Mid-Ohio Foodbank better serve hungry families and individuals throughout central Ohio.
May 8, 2019
The mystery of the missing Berkshire Hathaway invite
Warren Buffett has snubbed KBW’s Meyer Shields from participating in his annual conclave for years. Why? The answer may lie in a difference of investing philosophies. Lu Zhang, the John W. Galbreath Chair in Real Estate at Fisher, points out that Buffett’s stock picking is value-oriented, a countercyclical style that has been out of fashion for much of the past decade. “Ten years is just too short to suggest Buffett should change his strategy,” Zhang says. “Over the long term, Berkshire has beaten any index, any index, hands down.”
May 7, 2019
Science says healthy scheduling habits make people happier
Selin Malkoc, a professor of marketing at Fisher, and her colleague discovered that when a leisure activity is planned, it’s less enjoyable than if it had taken place spontaneously: “It becomes a part of our to-do list. As an outcome, they [the activity] becomes less enjoyable," Malkoc said.
May 3, 2019
Simple, not easy: Talking leadership with bestselling author Sam Walker
What seemed like a clear-cut research project on the “secret sauce” behind the greatest teams in sports history has evolved into a multi-year endeavor and bestselling book for Sam Walker, a Wall Street Journal columnist and one-time editor. Walker, who served as the kickoff keynote at The Ohio State University Center for Operational Excellence’s seventh-annual Leading Through Excellence summit, talked about the biggest takeaways from his book – and where the project is taking him next.
May 2, 2019
COE Summit 2019: A look back, in pictures
Each year, The Ohio State University Center for Operational Excellence brings together hundreds of process improvement leaders from across the country for a deep dive into leadership and problem-solving best practices at its Leading Through Excellence summit. Check out photos from the center's seventh summit this past April.
May 1, 2019
Ohio State awards scholarships for Sesquicentennial
The Ohio State University
More than a dozen Fisher students are among the 150 individuals recently selected for a unique program that will help develop them into future leaders, all while helping the university celebrate its upcoming sesquicentennial. Scholarships were awarded to 150 students across the university for the 2019-20 academic year in honor of its upcoming sesquicentennial.
April 23, 2019
Secrecy, self-dealing, and greed at the N.R.A.
The New Yorker
The organization’s leadership is focused on external threats, but the real crisis may be internal. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professorship in Accounting, has analyzed 11 years’ worth of the organization’s public financial statements, starting in 2007. In seven of those years, he found “the N.R.A. owed more money to others than it had at its discretion to spend.” A financial audit from 2017 revealed that it had nearly reached the limit of a $25 million.
April 17, 2019
Klein honored for excellence in marketing
Fisher College of Business
When the Fisher Association of Marketing Professionals (AMP) began evaluating candidates for its 2019 Marketer of the Year award, one name consistently rose to the top of the list: Russ Klein (BSBA ’79), CEO of the American Marketing Association.
April 16, 2019