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Three generations of a family business
October 5, 2020

How Family Business Owners Can Step Up During a Crisis

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

To succeed, foreign aid and health programs need buy-in and coordination with local partners.
August 7, 2020

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.

Researchers have developed a system for rotating groups that can limit the potential for COVID-19 spread among teams.
August 3, 2020

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.

August 3, 2020

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

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

An astronaut on Zoom.
July 29, 2020

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.

Executive and HR Representative lay off employee
July 6, 2020

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.

group of employees conversing around cubicle
July 1, 2020

How to Do Design Thinking Better

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

Younger workers trying to move up a blocked career path.
June 1, 2020

Younger Workers Lose Out When Their Coworkers Delay Retirement

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

meeting participants improv
May 13, 2020

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.

Members of a family business look over a spreadsheet.
May 4, 2020

This Isn’t Their First Crisis: Many Family Businesses Are Uniquely Prepared for the Looming Recession

Even so, one of their core strengths could become a liability.

When disease is rampant, knowing your health status can lead you to choose more intensive tasks, and increase your productivity.
April 7, 2020

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.

A company ethics code doesn't deter an employee from stealing.
March 2, 2020

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.

There’s a business case for getting more women in tech and finance.
March 2, 2020

Yes, Investors Care About Gender Diversity

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

pilots remove autopilot on plane
March 2, 2020

Is Your Company Culture on Autopilot?

Three tips for guiding your business through rapid growth.

A Wall Street worker hides his activism at work.
February 10, 2020

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.

employees feel included in eqitable workplace
February 6, 2020

Are You Giving All of Your Employees an Equal Chance to Succeed?

Make sure your organization is truly inclusive by following these three steps.

Employee turnover improving teamwork.
February 3, 2020

Why Companies Shouldn’t Necessarily Fear Higher Employee Turnover

In private equity, team stability has long been prized. But new research shows that higher turnover leads to better performance.

Managers receive training at a factory.
February 3, 2020

Do Manager Training Programs Boost Companies’ Productivity?

The answer has been surprisingly elusive. A new study tackles the question, and highlights the outsized value of HR training.

four groups engage in conflict
January 3, 2020

The Psychology Behind Conflict—and When It Can Be Harnessed for Good

A conversation about the role conflict plays in organizations and communities.

Three colleagues navigate a social triangle at work.
January 2, 2020

Your Work Friends and Enemies Are Affecting Your Performance

A look at social triangles among day traders shows that profits increased under certain combinations of friend and foe.

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