Peter Boumgarden joined the Olin Business School faculty in 2018. His research focuses on organizational structure — both formally and informally — in shaping the innovation of groups, organizations, and broader networks. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Boumgarden has consulted and run executive education programs with organizations across sectors, often focusing on refining their strategic direction, enhancing leadership development, and cultivating routes to drive increased innovation. Peter is the faculty director of Olin’s Center for Experiential Learning and co-chair, along with Bart Hamilton, of the “Healthcare at Olin” strategic planning team.
During this critical transition as local economies are reopening, an organizational strategy expert at Washington University in St. Louis says businesses must be thinking about the appropriate mix of defense and offense if they are going to succeed in the long game.
The coronavirus pandemic has shattered and shuttered businesses. As businesses gradually continue to reopen across the United States, three Olin Business School experts at Washington University in St. Louis offer insights into potential opportunities that could help businesses to emerge from the economic storm.
As Washington University in St. Louis researchers and physicians join the fight to halt COVID-19 proliferation across the globe, our staff, students and doctors are working tirelessly to care for the St. Louis community we call home.
Leadership, at its core, is about influence. In Olin Business School’s popular MBA elective “Power and Politics,” students learn how to navigate leadership positions, which necessitates building power and gaining influence in the workplace.