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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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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October 21, 2020
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Deciphering the American Voter

Stanford researchers measure the depth of our partisan divide — and suggest some ways to bridge it.
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Join Professor Brian Lowery as he sits down with prominent leaders for a series of conversations on the most pressing issues of today.
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“We Need to Stop Tiptoeing Around Race”

In this podcast episode, corporate diversity experts discuss the challenge of creating paths for inclusion.
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Cultivate your network and think strategically to rise in your career.
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October 9, 2020
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Words Matter: How to Make Your Communication Inclusive

In this episode, we discuss how subtle word choice can invite inclusion, or can reinforce harmful stereotypes.
October 5, 2020
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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.
September 25, 2020
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Question Your Questions: How to Spark Creativity in Your Communication

In this episode, we discuss how curiosity and storytelling can lead to more innovative online and in-person communication.
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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Staying Sane and Effective When the World Is Upside-Down

Three ways we sabotage ourselves when we’re stressed and what to do about it.