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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

October 1, 2005
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Consumers Feast on Restaurant Ratings

A professor looks at the effects of information on consumers and market outcome.
September 1, 2005
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Integrated Systems Improve Medical Care and Control Costs

Research says proposals to move away from managed care would be a mistake.
June 1, 2005
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Untested Assumptions May Have a Big Effect

A professor of organizational behavior says senior leaders need to understand how their mental models of business affect organizational performance.
April 1, 2005
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Jack Welch: Create Candor in the Workplace

The former head of GE says, "people are afraid to speak out" in a bureaucracy, which creates an environment that slows you down.
February 1, 2005
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Edward Lazear: Generalists Succeed as Entrepreneurs

Survey data confirms that those who have had a variety of jobs and experiences are more likely to start their own companies.
February 1, 2005
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Smart Startups Don't Wait to Set Up Accounting Systems

A study shows that those with early financial monitoring systems grow faster in revenues and head count.
February 1, 2005
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When CEOs Are Paid for Bad Performance

Does excessive pay for less-skilled CEOs signal a breakdown in corporate governance?
January 1, 2005
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The Impact of a Woman's Personal Style on Career Success

New research suggests that ambition and assertive behavior from women may set them back at certain firms.
December 1, 2004
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Anne Mulcahy: The Keys to Turnaround at Xerox

The Xerox CEO discusses the importance of honest communication, cost cutting, and "not taking a dollar out of the research and development budget."
December 1, 2004
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How Do We Work Together on Sustainable Development?

Top U.S. environmentalists note that most Americans are "pro-environment," but the lack of a unified approach hinders progress.