Organizational Behavior

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A student shouts slogans during a protest | Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo
January 9, 2017
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Where Do Advocates Come From?

A strong sense of conviction can both encourage and discourage people from speaking out.

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A man looks through binoculars | Reuters/Luke MacGregor
December 19, 2016
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A Look Back at 2016

Read 10 Stanford Business stories from the past year, including pieces on work-life balance, power, and management.

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A woman wearing headphones | Reuters/David Gray
December 12, 2016
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Top Business Podcasts of 2016

Long commute? Spend the time listening to these 10 Stanford Business stories.

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A girl uses her phone. | Reuters/Damir Sagolj
October 26, 2016
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The Latest Advice for Post-Disaster Therapy: Have Fun

Researchers use phone records to measure the “hedonic behavior” of earthquake victims.

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A woman stands in front of shelves of beverages | Reuters/Stephane Mahe
November 9, 2016
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Are Consumers Turned Off by Too Many Choices? Not Yet.

A Stanford researcher disputes the theory of “choice overload.”

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Two doctors consult | Reuters/Henry Romero
October 14, 2016
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Three Problems with Top-Down Teams (and How to Fix Them)

A researcher shows how to encourage participation, influence, and even conflict.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

May 19, 2016
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The Peril of Power Without Status

Jobs that grant control over resources but lack respect can ignite conflict.
April 21, 2016
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Finding the Next Billion-Dollar Company

Want to spot a unicorn? Look for the horse running against the herd.
April 13, 2016
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How One Social Enterprise Is Scaling Faster Than The Rest

Growing an organization is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.
April 7, 2016
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Fighting Transphobia in 10 Minutes

A new study shows that door-to-door canvassers can shift attitudes toward transgender people.
April 4, 2016
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A Big Data Approach to Public Speaking

Key takeaways from analyzing 100,000 presentations.
March 29, 2016
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Six Startup Lessons Every Founder Should Know

The entrepreneurs who launched Netflix, Instagram, and others explain what they learned on the way up.
March 25, 2016
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Effective People Think Simply

Following a simple set of rules can bring clarity during chaos.
March 23, 2016
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What Business Can Learn from Protestors

Protests do more than draw attention to causes. They can also spur innovation.
March 15, 2016
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Solving Silicon Valley’s Gender Problem

The authors of a survey on women in high tech answer the question: What now?
March 9, 2016
Video

Creating Corporate Longevity

Strategic leadership can shape a business to go the distance.

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A Bundeswehr soldier casts his shadow on the ground | Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
October 1, 2015
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Gil-li Vardi: Can Businesses Learn from Military Strategy?

A military historian says organizational assumptions are rarely correct.