As we navigate the complexities of the modern workplace, where virtual meetings are more frequent than face-to-face interactions, the question of how to foster connection and trust has become paramount.
With some organisations downplaying their sustainability initiatives to avoid greenwashing, ESCP’s Julien Schmitt explains its consequences for business and society.
Amidst the stark warnings of the risks of AI, we spoke with Assistant Professor Howard Zhong to explore effective solutions, such as AI regulation.
Starting your own venture in Silicon Valley is already no easy feat. What about when you’re a newcomer to the USA? Bruno Lévêque, a French entrepreneur living in the Bay Area, has some tips.
The student film The Spectacle of Culture reminds us of how, in a world of mass tourism, the internet, and life lived through social media and Artificial Intelligence, “culture” can come to mean something artificial and generic.
A team of researchers explores four major transformative processes and their benefits and downsides for employees’ performance, skills, career advancement and well-being in the future of work.
When it comes to sustainability, product innovation will only get you so far. It is time to rethink our business models.
ChatGPT and generative artificial intelligence: What upheavals will the managers of the future face?
With the generative AI revolution, how can managers best approach this new technology that will change the way we work? Louis-David Benyayer this topic in his Executive Education white paper.
By overcoming challenges around data access and quality, access to talent and skills, as well as taking systematic approaches to AI, companies can ultimately unlock the potential for this technology to accelerate digital transformation.
It’s important for consumers and employees to be critical and informed when evaluating environmental claims made by companies, so we spoke with Valentin Martinie of Alerte Greenwashing for some guidance.
The rise of hybrid work has brought new opportunities for knowledge sharing in the workplace, but also challenges. However, there are ways for organisations to effectively exchange information and ideas to drive success.
ESCP’s LGBT+ Leadership Programme Director Stephan Schmuck shares his advice to help allies support LGBT+ colleagues during Pride Month and beyond.
In a future defined by careers and challenges that don’t exist yet, how can you find a meaningful way to plan for the years ahead?
Peter Vanham comments on an article from the FT reporting that BlackRock was citing ‘teaching moments’ as the reason why it was calling employees back to the office four days a week.
AI can replicate human creativity in two key ways – but falls apart when asked to produce something truly new
Is computational creativity possible? The recent hype around generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT, Midjourney, Dall-E and many others, raises new questions about whether creativity is a uniquely human skill.
Héctor González-Jiménez comments on an article claiming that the aspect of a robot could be determinant in earning trust.
Prof. Alisa Sydow provides a three-step playbook for quantifying the costs imposed on society and the environment — information that can empower you to take positive action.
Leaders who empower their teams are more likely to put the organisation’s purpose at the centre of their decision-making, assert Emilie Poli and Eymeric Guinet based on a series of interviews.
The challenges faced by companies in recent years have necessitated changes in business models and impacted the style of management and leadership.
What do a mattress startup and a medical resources platform have in common? The answer: listening, learning and adapting to customer feedback.
Prof. Louis-David Benyayer derives four performance drivers from research about the factors influencing the success of artificial intelligencev initiatives.
Frédéric Fréry reflects on the theory of ‘disruptive innovation’, which some have called the most influential business idea of the early 21st century.
Marie Taillard, L’Oréal Professor of Creativity Marketing at ESCP Business School, explains why brands need to engage with content creators more than ever.
Héctor González-Jiménez has some expert guidance on how to navigate the rise of generative AI tools — and avoid being supplanted by AI.
Nature lover and entrepreneur Valérie Thobois helps small to medium enterprises (SMEs) integrate sustainability into their activities.
CX expert Julien Hervy makes the case that emotional intelligence has a profound impact on the customer experience.
Encouraging employees to use entrepreneurial thinking and action is the key to safeguarding a company’s long-term existence, claim Christoph Seckler and Peter Borchers. This is how businesspeople motivate and promote their workforce.
Economist Hans Stegeman comments on a research paper offering a clear(er) definition of the circular economy.
While taking a public stance can be risky, staying silent is no longer an option. To help companies weigh in effectively, we spoke to ESCP expert Laetitia Mimoun.
The debate about ESG investing has been hovering around the fringes of American politics for a while. What are the implications for businesses?
Former ambassador Maxime Lefebvre comments on an article published by the FT saying that geopolitics is the biggest threat to globalisation.
Daniela Lup writes that the need for inclusion of diverse voices became even more urgent when an AI agent created by Meta achieved human-like performance in an online game involving strategic negotiation.
As trust in government institutions has weakened, the expectations of business leaders have soared. How can businesses can use this trust for good?
In an increasingly uncertain international environment, business leaders should be more aware of political risks and develop ways to respond to them while avoiding cognitive biases, claim Lorenzo Coronati and Frédéric Jallat.
Prof. Louis-David Benyayer reflects on the strategic implications of research showing that under certain conditions, humans perform better than machines when it comes to decision-making.
ESCP Affiliate Professor of Governance, Law & Leadership Dr. Daniel Perlzweig explains how businesses can take concrete steps to protect human rights, particularly with the help of a human rights officer
Anne-France Mariacher comments on the latest edition of the Circularity Gap Report, which according to her shows we need to start rethinking our consumption and business models.
It takes a village to raise a child – and a global village to make a successful business. The lingua franca of this global village? Emotional intelligence.
Laetitia Mimoun offers four possible ways of responding to situations like the war between Russia and Ukraine depending on brands’ positioning.
As employers grapple with labour shortages and the Great Resignation, they are turning to a growing trend: sourcing human capital from within the organisation, aka quiet hiring.
Monoprix’s CSR director sheds light on the French retail chain’s journey toward sustainability, as well as her own.
Expert on management of diversity and inclusion in organisations, Lena Knappert shares her insights on the best way to provide support for refugees and migrants in the workplace.
Virtual influencers, virtual employees: how can brands leverage a new kind of relationship with their audiences?
Virtual characters are one of the biggest digital opportunities for brands, argues ESCP alumnus Laurent François, managing partner at the creative agency 180.
ESCP Executive Education spoke with Pedro Gonzalo, a specialist in creativity, leadership and human resources, to identify the factors that foster creativity and implement successful creative management.
Entrepreneurship expert Alisa Sydow relates Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg’s insights about how to be a good leader in turbulent times to the role of founders.
From student startup to edtech acquisition, the founder of Clay shares his quest to scale social learning
Christoph Koenig, founder of the student messaging solution Clay, tells us about his experience growing and selling a company just four years after graduating from ESCP.
Daniele Battaglia and Alessandro Lanteri suggest how to effectively create a dedicated task force to prepare to seize the opportunities of the quantum revolution and avoid its threats.
Frédéric Fréry reflects upon the paradox at work in the essential combination of exploration and exploitation highlighted by James March.
Profs. Lorena Blasco-Arcas, Almudena Cañibano and Hsin-Hsuan (Meg) Lee give employers a few tips to turn employees into powerful allies and brand advocates.
Prof. Louis-David Benyayer reflects on research tending to show the key to success in leveraging automation with AI is human-based.
Professor Andreas Kaplan explores the opportunities and existing use cases made possible by the metaverse, and how to manage an implementation strategy of this new technology despite challenges.
In a time of skills shortages, employers need to retain their staff. One concept in particular is becoming increasingly important: meaningfulness. Kerstin Alfes gives some tips on how employers can reinforce this feeling.
The World Cup and ‘Qatargate’ are the latest demonstrations of the fact that corruption is still an imposing challenge. Maral Muratbekova-Touron and her co-authors explain how companies can fight it more effectively.
What does it mean to have a “good” startup idea? To try to answer this question, we sat down with Maëva Tordo, director of ESCP’s European incubator, the Blue Factory.
In today’s diverse employment market, with its focus on digital platforms, global social networks and remote working, cultural intelligence has never been more important.
Internationally-seasoned executives are assumed to be more expensive than those who stay put, but how exactly can you make sure it pays to have an international education and work experience?
On Human Rights Day, Ken Chan explains why the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is an opportunity for companies to help advance LGBT+ rights globally.
Cross-cultural virtual teams are on the rise but cultural differences can create barriers to communication and the lack of physical interaction can make it worse. Prof. Marion Festing explains how to make sure they can communicate effectively.
“We need new forms of governance for the further development of the space sector, not just Elon Musk’s enterprises”
David Lehmann comments on the latest Global Risks Report, highlighting some of the critical risks around space, providing additional context information and discussing implications for business.
ESCP experts Marie Taillard and Howard Zhong share their thoughts on getting the best out of the Metaverse at this stage in the game.
Frédéric Fréry comments on Elon Musk’s record bonus at Tesla, and praises other forms of reward.
Cécile Dejoux presents a managerial approach based on a scientific model that meets the needs for meaningfulness and work-life balance of employees and managers.
Almudena Cañibano and Argyro Avgoustaki explain that factors beyond the organisation, such as labour market conditions, play a key role in employees’ interpretation of telework as a potential threat.
Tristan Dupas-Amory comments on a cover story of The Economist seemingly questioning management consultants’ usefulness.
We talked to ESCP Profs Régis Coeurderoy and Stefan Schmid to understand how business leaders can navigate this increasingly uncertain geopolitical climate.
How can we ensure that AI development is fair, when the algorithms at its core are designed with biases? Profs. Lorena Blasco-Arcas and Hsin-Hsuan Meg Lee propose to a human-centred view for the design of specific frameworks and regulatory systems.
With the recent introduction of the hybrid work environment, what can companies incorporate to encourage employee engagement?
As if we needed more proof of how important physical and mental health is for staff, the recent crisis further highlighted this reality as employees struggled to remain flexible, withstand pressure and work remotely. Recent studies indicate that, in France, an employee that is fulfilled is an employee that is less frequently absent and sick,…
Catherine Lespérance explains why the use of algorithms to determine whether an employee is efficient enough to stay on the payroll is controversial, and how to overcome the challenges of using algorithms in human resources to better modernise HR departments.
As immaterial as it is, data is everywhere, and so is its environmental footprint. Yannick Meiller explains how we can make our data use more sustainable.
Businesses, cities and citizens, academics even, must use data not only intelligently but also responsibly to make cities truly sustainable.
How will today’s workers be included in the future of work dominated by big data, IoT, and constant technological advancement? Let’s find out with Prof. Javier Barbero.
Data expert and Co-Founder & CEO of Work With Data Laurent Molter uncovers ways in which open data is providing value to business leaders.
To answer this question, we talked to Pierre Peyretou, affiliate professor at ESCP and trainer at La Fresque du Climat.
Sometimes, projects get out of hand but leaders keep at it. Prof. Frédéric Fréry explains how to put a stop to the ‘escalation of commitment’.
Data expert Guillaume Thfoin weighs in on the importance of identifying what comes first – the data or the problem?
With the recent evolution of plant-based and cell-based meats, a new debate comes into play about the long run market presence of these alternative proteins.
A broad, cross-cultural study found a universal need for managers to address more collective and meaningful aspects of happiness.
Practical insights from the newly published handbook “ESG Investing and Analysis: A Practitioner’s Guide” by Kartik Chawla, Martina Macpherson & Daniel Ung.
Prof. Louis-David Benyayer dives into the uncertain need for data scientists in our technologically evolving business environment.
Louis-David Benyayer takes a look at a scientific paper shedding light on the process by which big tech companies use data to enter regulated markets.
LGBT+ Programme Director Stephan Schmuck speaks about the unique challenges and importance of visibility that come with being an LGBT+ leader in the workplace.
An expert in customer experience explains the pros & cons of cross-functional talent versus specialisation in marketing.
Marlene Hohn and Christian Durach comment on an article claiming that 3D printing could be the key to a sustainable fashion industry.
“To successfully integrate AI into strategic decision-making processes, you need a human-centred approach”
Understanding executives’ individual decision-making styles can help companies improve the use of AI in strategic initiatives and overcome flaws in human judgement, according to Christoph Keding and Philip Meissner.
“It’s not a matter of how much more resilient global supply chains should become, but how they do it”
Tra My Le comments on an article published by The Economist claiming that too much supply chain resilience is dangerous.
Diana Pérez-Arechaederra reflects on what we can learn from how healthcare leaders dealt with the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic.
We were used to a calm sea to bask in. Now it has become rough and we will have to learn to swim, or risk drowning. As leaders, this means you no longer have a choice but to adapt to each situation.
Customer experience leaders can benefit from literature more than you might think, to anticipate customer impressions and create new experiences.
What’s the secret to leveraging your image online & offline in a way that remains authentic? ESCP’s The Choice spoke with personal branding experts Géraldine Galindo and Thibault Louis to find out more.
Amidst the global environmental crisis, Groupe Rocher’s CEO, Bris Rocher, has given us his vision of what it means to lead a purpose-driven company towards a goal that goes beyond mere economic success.
The meaning of organisations is changing and Sociocracy can help design businesses that are able to respond to new paradigms like technological advancement and new generations’ expectations in the future workplace.
New green tech, from vertical farming to 3D printing and plant-based meat, can reconcile economic progress with the production limits of our planet, explains Prof. Philip Meissner.
For Violette Bouveret, the skill that teams need to acquire in order to face overwhelming challenges and avoid paralysis is the capacity to solve complex problems.
How can individuals and teams reach their potential by learning to step outside their personal and cultural comfort zones? We spoke with Andy Molinsky, author of Global Dexterity and Reach, to find out
Ken Chan explains why he keeps undertaking graduate studies, even deciding at the start of the global pandemic to pursue a PhD in business while working full-time in demanding leadership roles.
Public speaking and pitching are must-have skills for every entrepreneur. They are the make-or-break point from finding investors to building your team.
Corporate volunteering has many positive consequences for both employees and companies. Why and how should companies include it in their strategy?
Georgia Makridou writes that sustainability does not mean sacrificing profits or putting success on the back burner. On the contrary, the reward is resilience.
Six ESCP students take a closer look at eco-anxiety and what the media can do about it.
When it comes to purpose, a lot of companies get lost trying to figure out which direction to take. How can one define purpose? Moreover, the purpose of a brand or company?
Talent management practices can be used to retain high performers and high potential, who like other commodities have become even more scarce in these times of economic crisis.
How can leaders develop and implement a business strategy that is both suited to market fluctuations and delivers results? Enter strategic agility.
Amid the war in Ukraine, there are concrete steps organisations can take to prevent emotional exhaustion within volunteers supporting refugees, write ESCP Business School PhD graduate Charlotte Traeger and Profs. Debbie Haski-Leventhal and Kerstin Alfes.
Do you know the story of GoPuff, Gorillas and Getir, among others? Prof. Frédéric Fréry explains how this military doctrine applies to the economic field.
Why do we often associate emotional intelligence with female leadership? Let’s take a closer look at the preconceptions around gender and emotional intelligence.
Big business can afford to be a force for progress in countries with hostile laws and can make a strong case. Especially as it does not harm their interests.
The time when a leader needed to look tough and outright cold-blooded on every occasion has gone. Nowadays, people expect leaders to show different qualities, among which self-awareness, empathy and integrity. But what about vulnerability?
Ben Voyer comments on an article about the resignation of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, and shares how he sees failure as an educator and researcher.
It’s all about how to get there and how to bridge the gap between your dream and reality.” Jenna Suru is not afraid of challenges. We’ve sat down with her to talk about the movie industry and the many changes it is going through.
Prof. Louis-David Benyayer reflects on an article published by HBR making the case for in-company data.
When dealing with climate change, it is easy to either embrace denial or pessimism.
The experiencing self and remembering self do not value the same things. What would our choices look like if we prioritised one over the other?
In today’s post-social media world, the growing role of the Metaverse is changing the way brands develop their digital strategies. A flash in the pan or a true online revolution? We spoke to ESCP Professors Michael Haenlein and Andreas Kaplan for their thoughts on this emerging space. Michael HaenleinProfessor ESCP Business School Andreas KaplanProfessor ESCP…
The Choice spoke with titan of industry Victor Herrero about his vision and experience with the transformation of the business of fashion.
Wioletta Nawrot comments on a study showing that 54% of employees would quit their jobs if not provided post-pandemic flexibility, recommending a gradual transition.
Béatrice Kosowski, president of IBM France, shares her thoughts on how recruiters and candidates should address the often vague subject of emotional intelligence at work.
The agile method of the future? Art Thinking is an alternative to traditional client-focused methods. Its application facilitates innovation and allows the user to create the improbable with certainty.
There is too little public trust in scientists, but we can do something about it before it’s too late!
In today’s era of fake news and social media, one subject is on everyone’s lips: algorithms.
Food & beverage specialist Francesco Venuti comments on the latest developments of the inflation situation in the agri-food sector and beyond.
Does TikTok hold the future of political communications? We’ve asked three stakeholders their views on the present relationship between politics and the media.
While we wait for the prequel to Game of Thrones, Ghislain Deslandes talks about what managers can learn from the highly popular TV series – or not.
We repeat over and over again that you must aim high and never give up. If that is the best way to succeed in life, a fundamental question pops up: how should you choose and set such objectives?
While AI does not yet match its cinematic representations, methodologies such as machine learning are turning it into a valuable tool for managers and businesses when it comes to decision-making and creating innovative solutions.
Michael Haenlein and his co-authors explain why Gen Z’s media consumption patterns have given rise to an industry that is here to stay, and what companies should do about it.
Andreas Kaplan comments on an article claiming that Microsoft bought Activision because “gaming is the new social media.”
With PayFit, one of France’s unicorn startups, Firmin Zocchetto hopes to bring innovation to the payroll process of small and medium businesses.
Lombard Odier Group experts share insightful analysis stemming from research by students from ESCP’s two Masters in international wealth management led by Profs. Fahmi Ben Abdelkader and Jean-Philippe Mabru.
Prof. Frédéric Fréry comments on research identifying a growth pattern specific to platforms and wonders if their next evolutionary stage will be the metaverse.
How can you encourage the development of emotional intelligence within your company, among employees and managers? We’ve asked two specialists: Véronique Tran, professor at ESCP Business School, and Yohan Ruso, CEO and founder of Praditus.
How business leaders can bolster cybersecurity in the face of a cyber threat.
Finance specialist Christophe Thibierge discusses the much-postponed release of the latest James Bond movie and Jaguar’s announcement that it will not be launching any new models before 2025.
On the occasion of the EU summit at Versailles, Jérôme Creel suggests an alternative to deal with the economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and to build a “European defence.”
Erwan Lamy and Isabelle Beyneix claim that this genuine epistemic pollution, which undermines democracy and the trust necessary for the proper conduct of business, should be taken into account just like attacks on the environment and on the social climate.
Prof. Vincent Smith discusses a column in The Economist saying ‘Polexit’ is unlikely but missing a few points, including recovery from Covid in Hungary and the impact of the war in Ukraine.
The state of e-commerce with Nathalie Balla, CEO of the leading French retailer La Redoute
Correctly leveraged, big data can offer huge benefits to any business, but where to start? We spoke to ESCP Professor Louis-David Benyayer and Glanceable co-founder Arthur Cohen about the potential – and pitfalls – of big data when applied to customer experience.
What should we, as humans in the 21st century, expect from brands and businesses? We explore the idea of a human-centric approach, with Professor of Marketing Charlotte Gaston-Breton.