Organizational Behavior

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February 19, 2018
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The Power of a Free Popsicle

A new book shows the value of memorable defining moments on customer and employee experiences.

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February 1, 2018
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Look Beyond “Culture Fit” When Hiring

Research points to another important trait that can determine the success of a new hire.

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January 22, 2018
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The Power of Doing Nothing

People love the default option. Why aren’t we using this instinct to better the world?

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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.

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January 16, 2018
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Reducing Gender Inequality at Work, One Small Step at a Time

Modest, daily actions that target bias are the “building blocks to larger change.”

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December 19, 2017
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Should Experts Practice What They Preach?

New research shows a snag in leading by your own example.
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Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

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.
August 29, 2017
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Want to Feel More at Peace About a Decision? Stop Dwelling on the Negatives

You may think you’re weighing the pros and cons equally, but you’re probably not.
August 21, 2017
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What Does the Word “Intelligence” Really Mean?

Stanford GSB professors suggest a reading list of articles and books related to the concept.
August 14, 2017
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Podcast: Michal Kosinski Shares his Vision of a World Without Privacy

Should your digital footprint be public?
July 20, 2017
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How Your Perception of Health May Extend Your Life

Stanford researchers found that U.S. adults who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active.
July 20, 2017
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What Do We Really Want?

A new study examines the battle between idealized attitudes and those we actually have.
July 11, 2017
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Humor Is Serious Business

You are not as funny as you should be, and your company is suffering because of it.