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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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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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An African American and white person holding hands ​ | Reuters/Brian Snyder
October 12, 2016
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A Better Way to Diffuse Racial Discrimination

Research shows why understanding the source of discrimination matters.

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 An attendee wears a rainbow tie during a reception to observe LGBT Pride Month in the East Room at the White House in Washington, June 24, 2015. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
October 4, 2016
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Authenticity Can Help LGBTQ Leaders Be More Effective

Being open about who you are can help you succeed.

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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.

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Kathryn Shaw
October 6, 2016
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A Data-Driven Guide to Becoming an Effective Boss

A good boss shares a vision, teaches well, and helps employees meet their career goals.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

Latest Stories in Organizational Behavior

January 4, 2016
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How to Make Your Company a Community

A CEO explains how his dialysis company rebounded.
December 19, 2015
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A Look Back at 2015

Explore Stanford Business stories from 2015, including pieces on technology, finance, and work-life balance.
December 17, 2015
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Can Companies Make Public Services More Efficient?

How a coin exchange company helped the federal government, and charities too.
December 3, 2015
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How to Create a Better Board of Directors

A serial board member explains why even young companies need strong directors.
November 25, 2015
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How Our Self-Control Affects the Way We See Risk

Research shows that people with low self-control tend to underplay the negative consequences of their decisions.
November 23, 2015
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William Barnett: The Value of Fuzzy Market Categories for Entrepreneurs

Sometimes it pays to define your product market more broadly.
November 16, 2015
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Robb Willer: What Makes People Do Good?

How external factors pressure people to cooperate.
November 13, 2015
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Do You Have a Contrarian on Your Team?

A divergent opinion can lead to more creative and better decisions.
November 11, 2015
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Latino-Owned Business Survey Shows $1.4 Trillion Left on the Table

More Latinos are starting businesses than the general population, but they aren’t growing as large or making as much money.
November 9, 2015
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Jack Ma: How Entrepreneurs Can See China Through its Growing Pains

The Alibaba chairman discusses Chinese consumerism, philanthropy, and the future of small business.

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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.