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February 23, 2024

What’s at Stake in the UFC Antitrust Case?

The outcome of the mixed-martial-arts saga could have wide-ranging implications for the future of global sports entertainment.

February 12, 2024

Organizations Are Complex. Complexity Science Can Help Us Understand Them.

You can’t study the behavior of a flock by looking at individual birds. It’s time to bring that holistic approach to the social sciences, too.

two scientists communicate between Los Angeles and Kansas City using semaphore flags.
February 2, 2024

Could Remote Work Hurt On-the-Job Learning?

We are more likely to learn from our collaborators when we are in close proximity to them, a new study finds.

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February 1, 2024

Are Whistleblowers Seen as Heroes or Snitches? It Depends.

Reporting workplace misconduct often requires choosing between morality and loyalty. New research explores how that trade-off is viewed by others.

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January 30, 2024

What’s Behind the Rush to Join an Internet Pile-on?

A new study investigates the reputational rewards of publicly condemning others before getting the whole story.

January 17, 2024

How Will AI Reshape Our World? It’s Really Up to Us.

We need to be proactive to ensure AI supports—rather than supplants—human priorities.

Business leaders pass a baton in a relay race
January 11, 2024

4 Tips for Managing the Succession Challenge

Generational transitions can be bumpy for family firms. They can also be an opportunity to grow.

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December 21, 2023

Take 5: What Does It Take to Make a Small Business Work?

The challenges are big. So are the opportunities.

Leader using AI for personalized marketing.
December 16, 2023

Not Sure Where to Start with Your AI Strategy? Here Are 3 Steps

Companies across the economy are harnessing AI for a variety of functions in their businesses, with some further along in their strategies than others.

smaller company offering yoga classes next to a larger company where people work at computers
December 1, 2023

Yoga Classes? On-Site Childcare? Firms Just Outside the Fortune 500 Work Hard to Attract Talent.

To compete with their prestigious peers, these organizations invest more in employees, research shows.

person with money deciding which box to put it in.
November 22, 2023

Take 5: The Psychology of Charitable Giving

What makes us give? Research reveals the surprising factors that shape our generosity.

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October 27, 2023

How Have Social Stereotypes Changed over the Last Century?

The words people associate with different social groups have shifted, but the underlying beliefs may be more stubborn.

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September 28, 2023

It’s Election Season. Here Comes the Morally Charged Language.

In the U.S., presidential candidates across the political spectrum lean on value-laden rhetoric—but emphasize different values.

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September 1, 2023

Knowing Your Boss’s Salary Can Make You Work Harder—or Slack Off

Your level of motivation depends on whether you have a fair shot at getting promoted yourself.

group of young people in a cafeteria, with two of the people as TikTok screens.
August 16, 2023

Social-Media Algorithms Have Hijacked “Social Learning”

We make sense of the world by observing and mimicking others, but digital platforms throw that process into turmoil. Can anything be done?

An employee builds a staircase for his boss.
July 3, 2023

It’s Performance Review Time. Which Ranking System Is Best for Your Team?

A look at the benefits and downsides of two different approaches.

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July 1, 2023

How AI Can Help Researchers Navigate the “Replication Crisis”

A new tool predicts whether a specific study is likely to replicate, building confidence in the findings among scientists, funding agencies, and the public.

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July 1, 2023

A Company Has Donated on Your Behalf! What Will You Do Next?

A new study on the recent trend of “giving-by-proxy” offers good news for charitable organizations.

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July 1, 2023

How to Prepare for AI-Generated Misinformation

“We have to be careful not to get distracted by sci-fi issues and focus on concrete risks that are the most pressing.”

donkey and elephant tweeting at each other
June 1, 2023

Is There a Bot Behind That Tweet?

When we see messages that contradict our political ideology, we are more inclined to attribute them to bots. It’s making society even more polarized.

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