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CEO of Ford Motor, Alan Mulally
October 23, 2014
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Charles O’Reilly: Finding a Corporate Culture that Drives Growth

Adaptive cultures minimize predictability and encourage innovation.
Insights and ideas on operations, information, and technology, including the management of systems, processes, and networks.

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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.

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings
November 3, 2014
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Netflix Founder Reed Hastings: Make as Few Decisions as Possible

The CEO of Netflix discusses what he's learned while redefining movie-watching.

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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

April 1, 2007
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A Wage Imbalance Between the CEO and Workers Sends a Bad Message

Research explores the psychological effects of executive pay on corporate life.
February 1, 2007
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Michael Ducker: Our Global Network is Growing

The president of International FedEx Express says the new Asia Pacific hub will have a $60 billion impact on China's economy over the next 20 years.
January 15, 2007
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Negotiation Strategy: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid

A professor of organizational behavior explains the path to a successful negotiation.
January 1, 2007
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Ed Catmull: We Constantly Seek Out Small Crises

Pixar's president and cofounder explains that a company runs best when it's continually solving small problems in hopes of avoiding big ones.
January 1, 2007
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Michael Hannan: Startups Need to "Think Employees" from the Get-Go

How companies manage their employees turns out to be critical to their long-term success.
October 1, 2006
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Glenn Carroll: How Do You Successfully Merge Two Corporate Cultures?

A scholar explains why it is critical to understand companies' norms, beliefs, and values.
August 1, 2006
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Diverse Backgrounds and Personalities Can Strengthen Groups

"The worst kind of group for an organization that wants to be innovative and creative is one in which everyone is alike and gets along too well."
August 1, 2006
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Time is Money When You're Paid by the Hour

Studies show that those who are paid hourly think of time as a commodity.
May 1, 2006
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Meg Whitman: How We Grew eBay from 30 to 13,000 Employees

The eBay CEO discusses smart acquisitions and what it takes to keep 193 million passionate users happy.
April 1, 2006
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Herb Kelleher: Manage in Good Times So You'll Do Well in the Bad Times

The Southwest Airlines chairman and former CEO explains the business philosophy that has his company thriving in the brutal airline industry.