Organizational Behavior


A homeless person tries to stay warm at the entrance of a subway station near the White House. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
January 9, 2019

Solving Poverty Using the Tools of Silicon Valley

A Stanford research team will harness computer learning to root out the many causes of poverty — and suggest precise solutions.


A contemplative figure. Credit: Jocelyn Tsaih
December 19, 2018

What Does “Value” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty recommend books, articles, and movies related to the concept.


Elizabeth Holmes. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid
December 17, 2018

What Can We Learn from the Downfall of Theranos?

The health company’s plummet carries valuable lessons for Silicon Valley.


3 Steps to Better Speeches: Matt Abrahams conducting a session at the Accelerate women’s event in 2017. | Photo by Elena Zhukova
December 14, 2018

The Master Communicator’s Toolbox

These three skills will help you grab and keep your audience’s attention.


A diverse group of people connected through social networks and digital media. Credit: iStock/aurielaki
December 11, 2018

Beyond Social Networks: How Cultural Beliefs Really Spread

From anti-vaxxing to gun control, the propagation of beliefs and behaviors is influenced as much by the meanings we ascribe to them as by our social circles.


Matt Abrahams: Amplify your image. Credit: Nancy Rothstein
December 6, 2018

Make the Most of Your Virtual Communications

How you present yourself on screen can make or break your credibility.
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Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

November 20, 2018

Why Leaders Shouldn’t Ignore Company Culture

Should you hire the team player or the renegade?
November 12, 2018

What Do Employees Really Want?

Want to scale your company? Then take good care of your best employees.
November 7, 2018

When People Would Rather Work with Competent Jerks Than Likable Fools

When money is on the line, a new study finds, people give less weight to social warmth.
October 30, 2018

How Protests Can Swing Elections

A new study shows that both liberal and conservative protests have had a real impact on U.S. House elections.
October 26, 2018

What Our Emails Reveal

It’s hard to hide how you really feel in email.
October 18, 2018

Are You an Ethical Leader?

Good intentions and gut instinct won’t take you far enough, say two Stanford GSB professors.
September 14, 2018

What Does “Catalyst” Mean to You?

Stanford GSB faculty suggest books and articles related to the theme.
September 13, 2018

Three Ways to Lead More Effective Teams

A Stanford expert on workplace dynamics shows why many teams fail.
September 7, 2018

What’s the Value of Labor When It’s a Labor of Love?

Artisans who find meaning in their masterpieces are more likely to charge less to connoisseurs.
August 24, 2018

Exploring the Origins of Foreign Cultural Values

As businesses go global, it pays to understand the beliefs underpinning behaviors that might seem strange.