The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has launched a new website for sharing business knowledge. Darden Ideas to Action covers a broad range of subjects, including accounting, finance, leadership, strategy, operations, entrepreneurship, innovation, growth and global markets, offering business leaders ideas they can immediately put into action in the workplace.
“At Darden, we focus on the challenges executives face every day in the business world,” says S. Venkataraman, Darden’s senior associate dean for faculty and research. “We believe the information gathered on Darden Ideas to Action (…) will inspire and equip managers with new knowledge and skills as they lead organizations in today’s complex, global world.”
Darden Ideas to Action will deliver a steady stream of practical articles, such as how to:
• Assess the three critical factors of strategy
• Forecast to predict possible outcomes of your decisions
• Determine the best time of day to place earnings calls
• Address diversity by “leveraging difference”
• Use design thinking to solve problems and innovate
Case studies on the site are sourced from Darden Business Publishing, which sells case studies and technical and teaching notes from its case collection — the second largest of any business school in the United States.
Darden Ideas to Action also invites visitors to the site to share their real-world business challenges with Darden’s faculty members through the “Ask the Experts” page. All submissions will be considered, and individuals will be notified if a professor publishes an article in response to their business challenges.
“Darden’s faculty members are thought leaders whose ideas shape the way the world does business,” says Venkataraman. “Ideas to Action will share many of these insights with the world and reinforce our strong and vibrant connection to the practicing manager.”