Organizational Behavior

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People drink and socialize at the Skylight Bar following the outbreak of the COVID-19 in London. Credit: Reuters/Henry Nicholls
September 3, 2020
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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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July 20, 2020
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True Diversity Comes from Within

Diverse corporate cultures are good, but the best encourage workers to embrace the diversity of their personal, sometimes conflicting, beliefs.

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A cyclist rides down a city street past the Paramount Theater whose marquee reads: “This is just intermission, we’ll see you soon.” Credit: Reuters/Jason Redmond
June 29, 2020
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Journeying Through the Pandemic

Mitigate the psychological trauma wrought by COVID-19 by making meaning out of tragedy.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

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Illustration showing two figures – one black, one white – intertwined and looking outward. Credit: Keith Negley
June 16, 2020
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Pulling Back the Curtain on Racial Bias

From Hollywood to courtrooms to biased hiring practices, Stanford GSB experts analyze the breadth of racial discrimination — and how to grow beyond it.

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A photo illustration of an office chair that looks like a throne. Credit: Alvaro Dominguez
April 30, 2020
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How Narcissistic Leaders Destroy from Within

When the person at the top is malignant and self-serving, unethical behavior cascades through the organization and becomes legitimized.

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A student waits to be interviewed. Credit: REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
May 26, 2020
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The Hidden Social Advantage

We tend to reward the overconfidence of upper-class individuals, even when they get it wrong.

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An illustration of supervisors showing empathy to their employee. Credit: Michal Bednarski
April 30, 2020
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: COVID-19 Changes Everything — and Nothing — about Managing Workers

For employers, best practices during a pandemic are no different than before: take care of your people.
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Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

January 7, 2021
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How to Build Better Relationships

They’ve taught the keys to forming deep connections in the MBA classroom — now they’ve turned those lessons into a book.
December 11, 2020
Audio

8 Podcast Episodes to Listen to Over the Holidays

Cozy up and listen up to our top episodes from 2020.
November 20, 2020
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Artificial Intelligence, Cultural Diversity, and a Giant “Bag of Words”

How machine learning helped researchers sort through 500,000 Glassdoor reviews to weigh the benefits of workplace diversity.
November 20, 2020
Audio

Feelings First: How Emotion Shapes Our Communication, Decisions, and Experiences

In this episode, we discuss how recognizing your audience’s emotional needs can help you achieve your communication goals.
November 20, 2020
Written

The Research Revolution

Access to superabundant data has transformed the methods of scholastic inquiry — and possibly the basic tenets of inquiry itself.
November 12, 2020
Audio

“We Don’t Know Each Other Anymore in This Country’’

In this podcast episode, political leaders Deval Patrick and Jeff Flake discuss what needs to be done to make progress toward democracy for all in the U.S.
November 10, 2020
Written

Don’t Let Politics Poison the Workplace: Some Advice from Business School Experts

The political polarization wrought by the 2020 presidential election is bound to creep into the workplace. Here are some ways managers can become peacekeepers.
November 6, 2020
Audio

Look Within: How to Lead with Self Awareness and Vulnerability

In this podcast episode, we explore how good leaders can self reflect and better communicate to advance social justice.
October 29, 2020
Audio

“The State of the Nation Is Dependent on Getting Equity Right”

In this podcast episode, an expert in racial and economic equity explains why ending discrimination is a democratic, economic, and national imperative.
October 22, 2020
Audio

Under Pressure: How to Communicate During a Crisis

In this episode, we discuss how leaders can communicate effectively when their organization, brand, or reputation is under attack.