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The speed at which the business world communicates and moves — and the resulting globalization — has made for an increasingly competitive landscape. Today’s business leaders are faced with more challenging and complex decisions than ever before, and are given less time and less complete information to make those decisions. Consequently, the ways in which business schools cultivate talent and generate ideas that bridge theory and practice must also evolve.
Columbia Business School’s new facilities — designed by renowned New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXFowle — will reflect the fast-paced, high-tech, and highly social character of business in the 21st century. Business culture has been evolving away from the hierarchies that dominated organizations in past; instead, organizations are moving toward more horizontal, collaborative models, and in order to maintain its position at the forefront of graduate business education, the School must inhabit a physical space that facilitates and encourages:
- The development of social intelligence–based skills, such as leadership, management, teamwork, and negotiation.
- The creation and strengthening of social networks among students, faculty members, alumni, and business practitioners
- The integration of cutting-edge technology into teaching and research
Similarly, faculty researchers understand that they must work cross-functionally in order to ensure innovation and relevance to business practice, particularly in multidisciplinary, problem-solving areas such as negotiations and decision making or strategy.
The construction of state-of-the-art facilities therefore offers Columbia Business School a unique opportunity to create spaces that lend themselves to a variety of uses, and that foster a deep sense of community — spaces where students, faculty members, and external constituents can gather and exchange ideas. In effect, the new campus will unlock the full potential of Columbia Business School, providing the necessary underpinning for the ongoing transformation of the School’s programs and the growth of its intellectual capital.
Calendar of Events
- Dean's Office Hour
- Mar 13 2014 01:00PM
- Marketing Spring Seminar with Josh Ackerman (MIT)
- Mar 27 2014 12:30PM
- Marketing Spring Seminar with Rajesh Chandy (LBS)
- Apr 03 2014 12:30PM
- The History Problem (rekishi mondai), Nationalism, and Foreign Policy Preferences in Japan: Evidence from a Survey Experiment
- Apr 08 2014 12:00PM
- Marketing Spring Seminar with Sanjog Misra (UCLA)
- Apr 10 2014 12:30PM
- How a Start-up With 4 Employees Grew to Become a Global Corporation
- Apr 10 2014 12:30PM
- How Sino-Japanese Turbulence Affects Trade Between the Two Countries
- Apr 15 2014 12:30PM