Organizational Behavior


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

The Hidden Social Advantage

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


Illustration showing the two sides of the brain in different colors, overlaid with a play button. Credit: iStock/Jolygon
May 19, 2020

Want to Predict Which Videos Will Go Viral? Scan Your Brainwaves.

Our brains can predict the popularity of online videos, without us even knowing it.


An illustration of a man walking, and his shadow shows the figure of a snake. Credit: iStock/dane_mark
April 30, 2020

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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April 28, 2020

Power: What It Means to Have It — and How to Reclaim It

We all know what it looks like to use power badly. A new book shows us how it can be used well.


Veda Hrudya Nadendla, a marketing and branding specialist, works from her home after her office was closed due to COVID-19. Credit: Reuters/Adnan Abid
April 30, 2020

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.


Signs that read “suspend rent” and “fear causes racism” are pictured on a boarded-up business in Seattle during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Credit: Reuters/Jason Redmond
April 23, 2020

Contagion, Xenophobia, and Leadership

Infectious diseases such as COVID-19 trigger both disgust and fear. Combined, those can trigger a misguided search for a scapegoat.
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Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

March 11, 2020

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Effective

Stanford GSB experts discuss the secrets and pitfalls of keeping workers away from the office.
March 10, 2020

How Exercise Recommendations Might Work against Us

When it comes to physical activity, how well we think we’re doing can influence how much we move and how we feel.
March 3, 2020

Business Leaders Can Learn a Lot from Gamers

Change or die, whether you’re in the boardroom or a multi-player fantasy world.
February 3, 2020

We’re Willing to Excuse Bad People But Not Bad Companies

People believe corporations are less ethical than people, even when the crimes are the same.
January 31, 2020

How Latino Entrepreneurs Can Boost the U.S. Economy

Latinos are launching businesses at an unprecedented pace, but barriers — some long-standing, some brand new — keep them from reaching their potential.
January 22, 2020

The Super Power of Tomorrow? Being “Indistractable”

Learn how to take back control of your attention span.
December 10, 2019

Why Your Best Idea May Be Your Second Favorite

Research shows we can be more creative by selecting better initial ideas.
December 9, 2019

9 Top Videos of 2019

Hear career advice from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella or learn how to build your startup team.
December 3, 2019

Rethink Competition in the Workforce

Good leaders recognize the negative consequences of pitting people and teams against each other.
November 26, 2019

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Be Bold and Be Right

Satya Nadella discusses the importance of empathy, culture, and leading by example.