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October 12, 2016

A Better Way to Diffuse Racial Discrimination

Research shows why understanding the source of discrimination matters.


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September 15, 2016

Why Are Law Firms Failing on Diversity?

A new study finds that the trend toward external hiring may be partly to blame.


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August 18, 2016

Use Social Influences to Be a Better Manager

A new book shows how you can create a better team by recognizing people’s needs to stand out, fit in, and shape their identities.


Beyonce performs "Freedom" with Kendrick Lamar at the 2016 BET Awards. | Reuters/Danny Moloshok
July 29, 2016

Can Your Personality Explain Your iTunes Playlist?

Researchers find a new way to examine your musical taste, with implications for the music and health care industries.


Kobe the miniature poodle recently groomed and dyed bright yellow. Like Big Bird. | Reuters/Mike Blake
September 2, 2016

Which Will Get You Further: Fitting In or Standing Out?

The most successful employees do a bit of both, striking a balance between integration and nonconformity.


A student in front of her computer | iStock/Rene Mansi
September 19, 2016

The Power of Realistic Expectations

Research shows a way to close a key achievement gap.
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Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

March 9, 2016

Creating Corporate Longevity

Strategic leadership can shape a business to go the distance.
March 3, 2016

Why Messy Beats Perfection at Hewlett-Packard

Flexibility may be more important than dominance in the market.
February 25, 2016

How Work Stress Hits Minorities and Less Educated Workers the Hardest

Researchers analyze workplace health to find inequalities.
February 24, 2016

How a 93-Year-Old Media Company Keeps the Magic Alive

The COO of Walt Disney Company focuses on customer experience to inspire innovation.
January 26, 2016

Managers Are Not Always the Best Judge of Creative Ideas

A professor turns to circus acts to determine how to predict the success of ideas.
January 22, 2016

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

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

How to Make Your Company a Community

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

A Look Back at 2015

Explore Stanford Business stories from 2015, including pieces on technology, finance, and work-life balance.
December 17, 2015

Can Companies Make Public Services More Efficient?

How a coin exchange company helped the federal government, and charities too.


A Bundeswehr soldier casts his shadow on the ground | Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
October 1, 2015

Gil-li Vardi: Can Businesses Learn from Military Strategy?

A military historian says organizational assumptions are rarely correct.