Organizational Behavior

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A job seeker waits to talk to a recruiter. | Reuters/Rick Wilking
May 22, 2018
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How Technology Companies Alienate Women During Recruitment

The problem isn’t just the pipeline. Companies struggle to attract women through bad recruiting practices.

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April 12, 2018
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The Science Behind Cambridge Analytica: Does Psychological Profiling Work?

The researchers who warned about abuses of Facebook data show how psychological profiling gets results.

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Residents of the El Salto neighbourhood share a meal during New Year's Eve after Hurricane Maria damaged the electrical grid in September, in Morovis, Puerto Rico December 31, 2017. | REUTERS/Alvin Baez
April 5, 2018
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What Makes a Community Resilient?

A Stanford study explores how communities recover — or fail to recover — from disasters.

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An office building at night showing people working late | iStock/Kilhan
March 15, 2018
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“The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares”

A new book examines the massive health care toll today’s work culture exacts on employees.

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Young colleagues watching a presentation in a conference room | iStock/Alvarez
March 29, 2018
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Hit the Mark: Make Complex Ideas Understandable

6 ways to communicate challenging concepts to an audience.

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Guilt motivates best when it's self-inflicted. | Archive Timothy McCarthy / Art Resource, NY. Caption: Cain After Having Killed His Brother Abel. Vidal Henri, 1896.
March 6, 2018
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Feeling Guilty? That Could Be a Good Thing

When it comes to work attendance, “guilt proneness” may be a bigger factor than job satisfaction.
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January 10, 2018
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If Diversity is So Important, Why Don’t We Have More of It?

Despite huge culture shifts in the workplace, the best and brightest are still failing at diversity.
December 19, 2017
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Should Experts Practice What They Preach?

New research shows a snag in leading by your own example.
November 22, 2017
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How Great Entrepreneurs See What Others Don’t

Turn life’s glitches into business opportunities.
November 6, 2017
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Tex-Mex: Culinary Sham or Authentic Cuisine?

Why the emergence of a now-ubiquitous food category can’t be explained by existing marketing theories.
November 6, 2017
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What Internships Reveal About the Gender Pay Gap

A careful study of internships suggests what can be done about the wage disparity among managers.
October 31, 2017
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What Successful Entrepreneurs Know

Founders at companies like Tesla, Paypal, and Airbnb all have traits in common. Learn what six skills they share.
September 26, 2017
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Why You Really Got That Raise

Managerial pay may be influenced by social connections as much as performance.
September 12, 2017
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Work With a Jerk? Here’s How To Survive

A professor shows how to recognize (and deal with) toxic people.
September 8, 2017
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Beware of Workplace Policies That Kill Motivation

Research explains why and how brevity often beats specificity in employee contracts.
September 5, 2017
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Rethinking Hierarchy in the Workplace

Flat structures, research shows, can create more functional teams.