Technology briefs (March 10, 2003)

|CHRR, Guide to HR Technology|Last Updated: 03/11/2003

Putting the best ideas ahead of the best egos

Kingston, Ont.

— The best ideas sometimes get pushed aside by big egos in the boardroom. With that in mind, researchers at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. are trying to level the playing field when it comes to making corporate decisions. Queen’s has created a high-tech service with the goal of ridding the decision-making process of personality, letting the quality of the ideas do the talking. The research itself isn’t new — the school of business set up the Queen’s Executive Decision Centre in the late 1980s — but a portable version was recently put to test at the CEO forum held during Canada’s 50 Managed Companies conference in Toronto.

Fighting illegal downloads

Los Angeles