A photo-illustration of protractors and buttons arranged to look like a happy face and a sad face. Credit: Alvaro Dominguez
October 5, 2020

The Good and Bad of Measuring Worker Output in Real Time

Quantification boosts productivity if the task is simple, but demotivates if the task is complex, a Stanford study finds.


People drink and socialize at the Skylight Bar following the outbreak of the COVID-19 in London. Credit: Reuters/Henry Nicholls
September 3, 2020

Schmoozing with Coworkers After Hours Has Professional Benefits — and Personal Costs

A new study shows that workers’ pay structure — hourly vs. salaried — affects how they perceive and spend their downtime.
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January 7, 2021

“Never Mistake Presence for Power”

In this podcast episode, a racial equity movement leader discusses the art and science of building Black power.
April 23, 2020

Contagion, Xenophobia, and Leadership

Infectious diseases such as COVID-19 trigger both disgust and fear. Combined, those can trigger a misguided search for a scapegoat.
January 16, 2020

Machine Learning and AI for Social Impact

Innovations developed at big tech firms could transform the nonprofit world, with a little help from academia.
December 13, 2019

Irv Grousbeck: The Power of “I Don’t Know”

Newly minted CEOs need to bear in mind that employees prefer honesty and humility over perfection.
November 14, 2019

How Markets Can Change to Ease Economic Inequality

Experts weigh in on economic, education, and financial gaps at a recent Stanford GSB conference.
October 18, 2019

Turning the Pharmaceutical Model Upside-Down

How a nonprofit gave birth to a company that aims to disrupt Big Pharma.
October 18, 2019

With Grace

In his quest to cure his daughter’s ultra-rare disease, Matt Wilsey might also be changing the way drugs are made.
March 19, 2019

Finding a Low-Cost Treatment for Clubfoot

Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld’s journey from online retail to academia to a healthcare nonprofit has paid off in ways that can’t be measured.
October 19, 2018

Taking an Expansive View of Success

How two former schoolmates built a pair of thriving mountain resorts while helping at-risk urban kids.
October 5, 2018

Heeding the Siren Song of Service

Chad Cooper left a fast-track banking career when the struggling Brooklyn Conservatory of Music called his name.