Organizational Behavior


A man lays on a bench. | Reuters/Thomas Peter
January 22, 2018

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 16, 2018

Reducing Gender Inequality at Work, One Small Step at a Time

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


Art by Tricia Seibold with illustration by iStock/Kubkoo
January 10, 2018

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.


illustration of a person walking on top of a labyrinth
November 22, 2017

How Great Entrepreneurs See What Others Don’t

Turn life’s glitches into business opportunities.


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December 19, 2017

Should Experts Practice What They Preach?

New research shows a snag in leading by your own example.


Superstar Chef Bryan Caswell's Tex-Mex food haven El Real occupies a converted movie theatre and lights up Westheimer street in Houston| REUTERS/Richard Carson
November 6, 2017

Tex-Mex: Culinary Sham or Authentic Cuisine?

Why the emergence of a now-ubiquitous food category can’t be explained by existing marketing theories.
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Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

September 12, 2017

Work With a Jerk? Here’s How To Survive

A professor shows how to recognize (and deal with) toxic people.
September 8, 2017

Beware of Workplace Policies That Kill Motivation

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

Rethinking Hierarchy in the Workplace

Flat structures, research shows, can create more functional teams.
August 29, 2017

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

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

Podcast: Michal Kosinski Shares his Vision of a World Without Privacy

Should your digital footprint be public?
July 20, 2017

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

What Do We Really Want?

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

Humor Is Serious Business

You are not as funny as you should be, and your company is suffering because of it.
June 29, 2017

Act Like the Leader You Want to Be

Great leaders are great communicators. Stanford Graduate School of Business Lecturer in Management Richard Cox says using some tricks of the acting trade can make you great, too.