Organizational Behavior

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July 20, 2020
Written

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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June 29, 2020
Written

Journeying Through the Pandemic

Mitigate the psychological trauma wrought by COVID-19 by making meaning out of tragedy.

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June 16, 2020
Written

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.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

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May 26, 2020
Written

The Hidden Social Advantage

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

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April 30, 2020
Written

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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June 8, 2020
Written

The New Work-Life Reality Raises Equity and Inclusion Concerns

Beware of letting the COVID-19 crisis exacerbate established biases, warns a focus group of corporate and nonprofit leaders.

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An illustration of supervisors showing empathy to their employee. Credit: Michal Bednarski
April 30, 2020
Written

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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