Chinese companies are reinventing management through an approach called “digitally enhanced directed autonomy” (DEDA). DEDA uses digital platforms to give frontline employees direct access to corporate resources and capabilities, allowing them to organize themselves around business opportunities without managerial intervention. Autonomy is directed where it is needed and tracked. By giving teams the freedom to design, produce, and sell their products, companies can foster innovation, increase employee engagement, and improve customer satisfaction. The authors use case studies to examine how Chinese companies utilize DEDA and how Western companies might learn from it.
Is quiet quitting real, or just “new packaging for old problems?” Northeastern's Jamie Ladge, of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, weighs in.
Quiet quitting is all the buzz on social media. Originating from Tik Tok creator @zaidleppelin, it's made the rounds on every platform from Tik Tok to LinkedIn. We sat down with Associate Teaching Professor Curtis Odom EdD to understand the nuances of this new workplace phenomenon.