Organizational Behavior

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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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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.

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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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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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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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June 8, 2020
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The New Work-Life Reality Raises Equity and Inclusion Concerns

Beware of letting the COVID-19 crisis exacerbate established biases, warns a focus group of corporate and nonprofit leaders.

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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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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.
April 30, 2020
Written

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.
April 28, 2020
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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.
April 23, 2020
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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.
April 16, 2020
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The Productivity Pitfalls of Working from Home in the Age of COVID-19

Nicholas Bloom’s research has measured the benefits of working from home. But in the current coronavirus crisis, the economist fears productivity will plummet.
April 7, 2020
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What Makes Some Health Care Teams More Effective Than Others?

High-performing health care teams focus on functional and cultural change simultaneously, while low-performing teams focus on just one type of change.
March 26, 2020
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How to Build Better Teams

Hiring “the best” isn’t always the brightest move.
March 18, 2020
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How to Bridge Political Divides

Reframe your argument to reflect the other side’s values.
March 11, 2020
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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
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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.