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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.


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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 26, 2015

Negotiating the Big Deal: Cooperation Can Beat Confrontation

A scholar says being ambitious doesn’t necessarily mean being aggressive.
March 23, 2015

Walmart CEO: Waiting for Consensus “Can Kill You”

Head of world’s largest company discusses making decisions and knowing when to admit failure.
March 19, 2015

Jeffrey Pfeffer: Power (and How to Get More of It)

A professor of organizational behavior describes how you can increase your influence at work.
March 18, 2015

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.
March 11, 2015

How to Preserve a Startup Culture as a Company Grows

The intense atmosphere at startups can make conflicts difficult to resolve.
February 23, 2015

Why Your Workplace Might Be Killing You

Stanford scholars identify 10 work stressors that are destroying your health.
February 20, 2015

Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why Companies No Longer Reward Loyal Employees

Repaying favors is the norm in our personal lives, but not in the workplace.
February 4, 2015

Kristin Laurin: People Calculate Rewards and Punishments in Different Ways

What is more important: your behavior or your intentions?
January 30, 2015

Studying Social Networks in Developing Worlds: Five Key Insights

Stanford scholars discuss their experiences in the field.
January 21, 2015

Huggy Rao: How to Lead Change Within Your Organization

Professor Huggy Rao provides a practical framework for changing your company from the inside out.


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.