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A bathroom sign welcomes both genders at the Cacao Cinnamon coffee shop in Durham, North Carolina, United States on May 3, 2016. | Reuters/Jonathan Drake
July 7, 2016
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When Business Gets Political

Should your company wade into hot-button issues?

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A man broodily looking over a city skyline from a high window | Reuters/Christian Hartmann
July 11, 2016
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Why Thoughts of Death Make Us Yearn for Power

Confronted by their mortality, men, more than women, seek power to ease their anxiety.

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A diverse group of people working together​ | iStock/Yuri_Arcurs
June 27, 2016
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Removing Human Bias from Management

Research shows reducing discrimination is harder than we thought.

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June 9, 2016
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The Secrets to Corporate Longevity

Companies need ambidextrous leaders who can simultaneously exploit and explore their markets.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

January 22, 2016
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Should Employees Design Their Own Jobs?

A scholar who studies job crafting says you may be less stuck in your job than you think.
January 20, 2016
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Why You Should Have an Extrovert on Your Startup Team

The quality of ideas produced through networking may depend on the personality types of those interacting.
January 4, 2016
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How to Make Your Company a Community

A CEO explains how his dialysis company rebounded.
December 19, 2015
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A Look Back at 2015

Explore Stanford Business stories from 2015, including pieces on technology, finance, and work-life balance.
December 17, 2015
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Can Companies Make Public Services More Efficient?

How a coin exchange company helped the federal government, and charities too.
December 16, 2015
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Jennifer Aaker: How to Use Humor to Improve Creativity

Humor can get you through long lines at Disneyland and a bad day at work.
December 3, 2015
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How to Create a Better Board of Directors

A serial board member explains why even young companies need strong directors.
November 25, 2015
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How Our Self-Control Affects the Way We See Risk

Research shows that people with low self-control tend to underplay the negative consequences of their decisions.
November 23, 2015
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William Barnett: The Value of Fuzzy Market Categories for Entrepreneurs

Sometimes it pays to define your product market more broadly.
November 16, 2015
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Robb Willer: What Makes People Do Good?

How external factors pressure people to cooperate.

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A Bundeswehr soldier casts his shadow on the ground | Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
October 1, 2015
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Gil-li Vardi: Can Businesses Learn from Military Strategy?

A military historian says organizational assumptions are rarely correct.