Organizational Behavior

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A runner dressed in an inflatable Sumo costume takes part in a 5k. | Reuters/Toby Melville
July 20, 2017
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How Your Perception of Health May Extend Your Life

Stanford researchers found that U.S. adults who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active.

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July 20, 2017
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What Do We Really Want?

A new study examines the battle between idealized attitudes and those we actually have.

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A cartoon illustrating a bosses failed attempts at humor. | Graham Roumieu
July 11, 2017
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Humor Is Serious Business

You are not as funny as you should be, and your company is suffering because of it.

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June 6, 2017
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Can You Spot Diversity? (Probably Not)

New research shows a “spillover effect” that might be clouding your judgment.

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June 29, 2017
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Act Like the Leader You Want to Be

Great leaders are great communicators. Stanford Graduate School of Business Lecturer in Management Richard Cox says using some tricks of the acting trade can make you great, too.

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June 1, 2017
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Why Uncertainty Makes Us Less Likely to Take Risks

Whether it’s now or later, people opt for guaranteed gains or losses when ambiguity reigns.
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Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

May 5, 2017
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When Nonprofits Act Like Businesses, Transparency Improves

A 12-year study reveals that charities that adopt modern strategies are more likely to share and collaborate.
April 24, 2017
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How to Get More Women on Corporate Boards

New research shows that the fix is relatively simple: Add more females to the candidate pool.
April 24, 2017
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Podcast: What Authenticity Means to Stanford Professor Glenn Carroll

The appeal of authenticity is spreading.
April 18, 2017
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How the Ticking Clock Kills

A new study reveals spikes in stress when employees are told to think of time as money.
April 17, 2017
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The Value of Hope

Stanford research shows that lacking hope may cost you — and others around you.
April 11, 2017
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Can Job Referrals Improve Employee Diversity?

New research looks at how referrals impact promotions of minorities and women.
April 10, 2017
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Moral Judging Helps People Cooperate

We are as motivated by others’ approval as we are by material profit, new research shows.
March 28, 2017
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The Risk of an Unwavering Vision

A new study concludes that successful tech firms are often “discovered and not planned.”
March 7, 2017
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Why You Don’t Understand Disruption

It’s not that big companies are bad at inventing; it’s that they’re bad at organizational shifts.
February 15, 2017
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What Makes Us Slow Down When We’re Ahead in the Race?

Scholars reveal how to beat the thinking that causes late-stage motivation to flag.

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A Bundeswehr soldier casts his shadow on the ground | Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
October 1, 2015
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Gil-li Vardi: Can Businesses Learn from Military Strategy?

A military historian says organizational assumptions are rarely correct.