What makes us give? Research reveals the surprising factors that shape our generosity.
Researchers: Ike Silver, Maryam Kouchaki, Rima Touré-Tillery and and coauthors
November 22, 2023
On this episode of The Insightful Leader: Why showing vulnerability can actually be a boon for leaders.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki
August 28, 2023
A new study on the recent trend of “giving-by-proxy” offers good news for charitable organizations.
Researchers: Samantha Kassirer, Maryam Kouchaki and Jillian J. Jordan
July 1, 2023
Kellogg faculty offer ideas for working smarter and not harder.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Maria Ibanez, Nicola Persico, Robert L. Bray, Jan A. Van Mieghem, Itai Gurvich and and coauthors
April 1, 2023
We prefer to work for people who can make themselves vulnerable, a new study finds. But there are limits.
Researchers: Li Jiang, Leslie John, Reihane Boghrati and Maryam Kouchaki
March 1, 2023
While the problem extends beyond the workplace, organizations would be wise to consider the consequences of using emasculating language.
Researchers: Keith Leavitt, Luke (Lei) Zhu, Anthony Klotz and Maryam Kouchaki
October 1, 2022
Organizations would be wise to understand the psychology behind this phenomenon.
Researchers: Celia Chui, Maryam Kouchaki and Francesca Gino
August 1, 2022
An annual training session isn’t going to cut it.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki and Isaac Smith
January 5, 2022
Transgressions, such as treating workers badly, resonate differently when it’s a startup versus an established company.
Researchers: Monica Gamez-Djokic, Maryam Kouchaki and Adam Waytz
November 2, 2021
But companies take note: a new study offers a simple intervention to curb gender bias early in the hiring process.
Researchers: Burak Oc, Ekaterina Netchaeva and Maryam Kouchaki
March 3, 2021
Owning things can boost our self-esteem. And that, in turn, can make us want to help others.
Researchers: Ata Jami, Maryam Kouchaki and Francesca Gino
January 4, 2021
Using words like “we” and “us” can signal to employees that they won’t be severely punished.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Francesca Gino and Yuval Feldman
March 2, 2020
New research shows that you and your organization lose out when you procrastinate on the difficult stuff.
Researchers: KC Diwas, Bradley Staats R. Staats, Maryam Kouchaki and Francesca Gino
November 4, 2019
When done thoughtfully, authenticity can make for more confident, ethical leaders. Here’s how to ensure you’re being your true self.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Suzanne Muchin, Brenda Ellington Booth, Brooke Vuckovic, Mohanbir S. Sawhney and Nicholas Pearce
October 2, 2019
Organizations would be wise to help employees avoid compartmentalizing their personal and professional identities.
Researchers: Mahdi Ebrahimi, Maryam Kouchaki and Vanessa Patrick-Ralhan
June 3, 2019
What to understand about this critical, but surprisingly complex, trait.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Nour Kteily, Loran Nordgren and Brooke Vuckovic
April 8, 2019
Plus, how women are judged differently when they break the rules.
Researchers: Jason R. Pierce, Leigh Thompson, Maryam Kouchaki, Laura J. Kray, Jessica Kennedy, Mary-Hunter "Mae" McDonnell and Nicole Stephens
December 6, 2018
It may depend on your gender and whom you are representing.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki and Laura J. Kray
November 6, 2018
A new study explains why heroes always say, “I just did what anybody would do.”
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Isaac Smith and Krishna Savani
August 2, 2018
Kellogg faculty explore the psychology and economics of common travel conundrums.
Researchers: Achal Bassamboo, Kent Grayson, Thomas N. Hubbard, Maryam Kouchaki, Martin Lariviere and Derek D. Rucker
July 3, 2018
The same transgression can lead to different consequences. Here’s one reason why.
Researchers: Yajun Zhang, Kai Chi Yam, Maryam Kouchaki and Junwei Zhang
May 1, 2018
New research gets at the psychology behind serial misconduct.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Kyle Dobson, Adam Waytz and Nour Kteily
April 2, 2018
In many businesses, change is the only constant. Are you prepared?
Researchers: Alvaro Sandroni, Maryam Kouchaki, Mark Achler, Thomas O'Toole and Dimitris Papanikolaou
November 10, 2017
Why the thermostat may be the key to better customer service.
Researchers: Liuba Belkin and Maryam Kouchaki
October 2, 2017
Creativity is a potent engine for business. Nurture it without letting office divas run the show.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Leigh Thompson, William Ocasio, Edward (Ned) Smith and Loran Nordgren
August 3, 2017
Practical tips to reign in an unethical boss and encourage employees to do the right thing.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Derek D. Rucker, J. Keith Murnighan, Paola Sapienza, Dylan Minor and Nicola Persico
March 6, 2017
Why giving customers credit for altruistic purchases can backfire.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki and Ata Jami
October 10, 2016
“Unethical amnesia” helps preserve our positive self-image.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki and Francesca Gino
August 1, 2016
To ward off immoral requests, take a lesson from vampire lore.
Researchers: Sreedhari Desai and Maryam Kouchaki
February 1, 2016
Companies that put creative employees on a pedestal encourage bad behavior.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki and Lynne Vincent
November 2, 2015
Seeking out professional connections leaves people feeling morally, and physically, dirty.
Researchers: Tiziana Casciaro, Francesca Gino and Maryam Kouchaki
October 6, 2014