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A sign on a light in a startup office that reads, "Sorry for the inconvenience, but we are trying to change the world." Reuters/Thomas Peter
March 11, 2015
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How to Preserve a Startup Culture as a Company Grows

The intense atmosphere at startups can make conflicts difficult to resolve.

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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon | Natalie White
March 23, 2015
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Walmart CEO: Waiting for Consensus “Can Kill You”

Head of world’s largest company discusses making decisions and knowing when to admit failure.

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Jeffrey Pfeffer
March 19, 2015
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Power (and How to Get More of It)

A professor of organizational behavior describes how you can increase your influence at work.

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A finger pointing to a compensation report document
January 5, 2015
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Sarah Soule: How Corporate Activism Alters Companies

Companies that are targeted by activists become more socially-responsible over time.

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A trader plays a computer game in the trading room of the Shanghai Petroleum Exchange. | Reuters/Aly Song
March 18, 2015
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How a Bit of Play Might Lead to Better Work

The CEO of Badgeville says companies that “gamify” their workplaces could see more engagement and productivity.
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Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

June 3, 2014
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Glenn Carroll: The Value of Authenticity

Researchers find that when consumers assess products, they really want the real thing.
May 27, 2014
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Mary Barra: "I'm Not In a Startup, But a Start-Over"

The new head of General Motors discusses leadership, culture, and how to prepare for what you can't control.
May 23, 2014
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Nir Halevy: How Do You Make Decisions?

New research shows that decision-makers focus on what will lead to the best possible outcome.
May 15, 2014
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Amir Goldberg: Cracking the Cultural Genome

Every decision we make is deeply rooted in our social identity. A researcher explains a new, networked approach to understanding our cultural traits.
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.
April 25, 2014
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Ori Brafman: Does Your Business Hire Enough “Unusual Suspects”?

A Stanford GSB alumnus explains how chaos theory can help video game companies, hospitals, and the U.S. military.
April 21, 2014
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Researchers: Does Breaking Bread Help Make a Negotiation a Success?

Deals over lunch may be tasty, but here’s why they’re not always smart.
April 16, 2014
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Researchers: How Polarized Are U.S. Voters?

A pair of sociologists finds the answer — and uncovers political subcultures in the process.
April 11, 2014
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Researchers: A Few Bad Hair Days Can Change Your Life

New research explores how your feelings about how you look affect how you behave.