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3 Tips for Taking Your Family Business Public

Navigate this decision carefully, and you could have the best of both worlds.

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Working Parents Feel Pulled in Two Directions. What Does This Mean for Companies?

A new study looks at what happens when parental and professional identities collide.

Organizations

When It Comes to Morally Dubious Behavior, Do Startups Get a Pass?

Transgressions, such as treating workers badly, resonate differently when it’s a startup versus an established company.

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What Businesses Must Do to Curtail Climate Change

We need to dramatically reduce carbon emissions. This will require a new system of incentives.

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Evolution Has Shaped How We Relate to Our Families. What Does This Mean for Family Businesses?

Gaining a better understanding of family conflict can help both family firms and the larger economy.

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How One Startup Is Approaching Its Return to the Office

Employees have moved out of state. Job responsibilities have changed. Bringing teams back will be complicated.

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Do Diverse Hiring Committees Choose More Diverse Leaders?

The answer comes down to organizational culture.

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4 Ways Leaders Can Defend Their Organizations Against Cybersecurity Threats

Former NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers on why your company could be a target—and what you should do about it.

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Why Highly Esteemed Leaders Are Surprisingly Likely to Fumble Their Next Project

Organizations should be leery of putting high-status leaders beyond scrutiny.

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Companies Are Adding More Women to Their Boards. What’s Driving the Change?

“When your largest shareholders create a ruckus, you listen.”

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How Leaders Can Truly Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Their Organizations

Two professors share research-backed tips for rethinking your recruiting efforts and getting the most out of diversity training.

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How Does a Polarized U.S. Move Beyond Its Current Conflicts?

A discussion about the psychology of group conflict, the risks of rampant misinformation, and the importance of resilient institutions.

Organizations

5 Ways to Improve Diversity Training, According to a New Study

All too often, these programs are ineffective and short-lived. But they don’t have to be.

Organizations

Don’t Let Your Company Culture Falter During the Pandemic

Changes to work routines offer opportunities to rethink and shore up your organization’s ethos.

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5 Ways to Improve Diversity Training, According to a New Study

All too often, these programs are ineffective and short-lived. But they don’t have to be.

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Organizations

Don’t Let Your Company Culture Falter During the Pandemic

Changes to work routines offer opportunities to rethink and shore up your organization’s ethos.

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One Way to Create Better Workplace Incentives and Protocols: Codesign Them with Your Employees

New practices are more likely to be embraced if they aren’t dictated from the top.

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What Companies Can Do to Encourage Compliance with COVID Safety Measures

Tips for thinking through “friction points” and making new habits stick.

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How Family Business Owners Can Step Up During a Crisis

In uncertain times, businesses need to adapt. Their owners may have to as well.

Social Impact

Why Well-Meaning NGOs Sometimes Do More Harm than Good

Studies of aid groups in Ghana and Uganda show why it’s so important to coordinate with local governments and institutions.

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Here’s the Best Way to Rotate Workers (or Students) into Buildings to Curb the Spread of Covid-19

Should groups be staggered daily? Weekly? Monthly? A new model helps organizations decide.

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Why Are Social Media Platforms Still So Bad at Combating Misinformation?

Facebook, Twitter, and users themselves have few incentives to distinguish fact from fiction.

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What Astronauts Can Teach Us about Working Remotely

Space: the final frontier—for learning how to keep your team motivated during extended periods of isolation and confinement.

Leadership

You’ve Worked Hard to Earn Your Team’s Trust. What Happens If Layoffs Are Necessary?

Layoffs are brutal. But the news is easier to accept from leaders who consistently display honesty, competency, and concern for their employees.

Organizations

How to Do Design Thinking Better

Experts from Kellogg and IDEO explain the psychology behind this creative approach to problem solving.

Careers

Younger Workers Lose Out When Their Coworkers Delay Retirement

But at fast-growing companies, the outlook is more promising.

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Too Much Cross Talk. Too Little Creativity. How to Fix the Worst Parts of a Virtual Meeting.

Six tools from an unlikely place—improv comedy—to use on your next Zoom call.

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How Infectious-Disease Testing Can Improve Employee Performance

A new study on malaria prevention shows that employees who know their health status become more productive at work.

Leadership

Podcast: Is Management Training Worth It?

And which managers stand to benefit most? Find out on this episode of The Insightful Leader.

Organizations

Is Your Company’s Code of Conduct Encouraging … Misconduct?

Using words like “we” and “us” can signal to employees that they won’t be severely punished.

Finance & Accounting

Yes, Investors Care About Gender Diversity

By recruiting more women, tech and finance companies stand to add millions to their stock value.

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Entrepreneurship

Is Your Company Culture on Autopilot?

Three tips for guiding your business through rapid growth.

Organizations

Why Anger Gets in the Way of Employee Activism

Moral outrage can be a powerful recruiting tool for social causes. But a different tactic is needed to motivate insiders.