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A t-shirt says "I love my job"
September 17, 2014
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Harikesh Nair: Human Resources’ Big Data Moment

A marketing professor explains how workplace analytics can transform how companies hire, evaluate, motivate, and retain employees.
Insights and ideas on operations, information, and technology, including the management of systems, processes, and networks.

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Carlos Brito, right, in 2012
July 24, 2014
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Carlos Brito: “You Have to Treat People in Different Ways”

Anheuser-Busch CEO says a people-friendly company is a successful company.

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Lindred Greer (Photo by Amy Harrity)
May 7, 2014
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Lindred Greer: How Conflict Goes Viral

A scholar of organizational behavior explains how managers can contain the spread of disagreement in their team.

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David Bradford (Photo by Amy Harrity)
October 8, 2013
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David L. Bradford: How Do You Manage Up in the Workplace?

The co-author of Influencing Up describes how to build a more productive relationship with the boss.
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Worker in a metal warehouse.
October 6, 2014
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Nicholas Bloom: Decentralized Firms are More Recession-Proof

Research shows that flexibility wins in bad economic times.

Latest Stories in Management

May 1, 2010
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GE's Jeff Immelt: Driving Change Can Be Unpopular

The chairman and CEO of General Electric says that pushing for change is necessary, but rarely makes you popular with investors or employees.
April 12, 2010
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Ted Turner: “Take Better Care of the World”

The bold entrepreneur who founded CNN now wants to stop global warming, encourage energy conservation, and stem population growth.
April 1, 2010
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Believe Me, I Have No Idea What I'm Talking About

Experts can be more persuasive by expressing uncertainty, argues Stanford Graduate School of Business marketing professor Zakary Tormala.
April 1, 2010
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Jonathan Reckford: Success Comes from Following My Faith and My Heart

Why the CEO of Habitat for Humanity left corporate leadership to lead the global nonprofit.
April 1, 2010
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Stanford Professors Assess Landmark SEC-Goldman Suit

Two Stanford finance experts distinguished between ethical and legal issues in an analysis of the Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against Goldman Sachs.
March 1, 2010
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Incentives for Employees in Just-in-Time Settings

In some manufacturing environments, having workers engage in just-in-time production can actually cause motivational problems and increase costs.
March 1, 2010
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People in the Minority May Know Themselves Better

Research explores why some people hold minority opinions and also seek them out.
February 1, 2010
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Isadore Sharp: We Hire for Attitude

The Four Seasons Hotels founder says a key decision early on was firing top people who weren't motivated to serve customers above all else.
February 1, 2010
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Netflix Broke the Rules and Won

Research explores how the DVD rental company succeeded in a tough marketplace.
January 26, 2010
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John Mackey: Putting Business on a Path to Higher Consciousness

The Whole Foods CEO says a “conscious business” is one that subscribes not to the almighty dollar but to changing and improving the world.