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November 1, 2019

In an Era of Easy Outrage, When Should Brands Take a Stand?

A Kellogg professor explains how companies can navigate boycotts while staying connected with customers.

people and robots enjoy working together
October 3, 2019

How to Create a Human-Friendly Workplace in an Age of Automation

Three ways humans and machines can work together—to the benefit of organizations and their employees.

An executive tries to be an authentic leader.
October 2, 2019

Take 5: The Case for Being More Authentic at Work

When done thoughtfully, authenticity can make for more confident, ethical leaders. Here’s how to ensure you’re being your true self.

New board members interview with board of directors
September 3, 2019

What’s Keeping Corporate Boards from Becoming More Diverse

And what leaders can do to change that.

An H1-B Visa holder applies for a job
August 14, 2019

The Business Case for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Two economists propose a bipartisan immigration overhaul, with an eye towards the future of the labor force.

Corporate directors with certain backgrounds and experiences exert greater influence over a company's strategic direction.
August 1, 2019

What Makes a Corporate Board Member Most Influential?

New research explores what it takes for directors to drive big-picture strategic change at a company.

Women are subject to greater gender bias when evaluated using certain ratings scales.
August 1, 2019

Numeric Performance Reviews Can Be Biased Against Women

The ten-point scale favors men in some situations. But a simple change to the rating system can level the playing field.

When targeted with negative behavior at work, employees are most likely to retaliate.
July 1, 2019

Most Employees Retaliate If They're Slighted at Work

Here’s how managers can break the cycle of office conflict.

Family business adapts over generations
July 1, 2019

How Family Businesses Can Adapt for the Next Generation

Five tips for staying relevant—and successful—as an “enterprising family.”

A team with the same players keeps winning together.
June 3, 2019

For Teams, What Matters More: Raw Talent or a History of Success Together?

A study of professional sports teams suggests that one factor is clearly more important, but the best teams combine them both.

A star employee brings her whole self to work.
June 3, 2019

Could Bringing Your "Whole Self" to Work Curb Unethical Behavior?

Organizations would be wise to help employees avoid compartmentalizing their personal and professional identities.

a car on a gameboard looks for parking.
June 3, 2019

Uber and Airbnb Outpaced Regulators by Becoming Indispensable. Parking App Haystack Met a Very Different Fate.

The startup had a popular business model and positive press. Its founder explains why it still failed.

Social standing affects the level of empathy in an office.
April 8, 2019

Take 5: Cultivating Empathy in the Workplace

What to understand about this critical, but surprisingly complex, trait.

A female leader sits in a fishbowl within her office.
April 1, 2019

Bias in Organizations May Not Just Come from the Top

Leaders can face bias from their staff, too. A new study shows that male teachers are more likely to leave schools that are led by women.

March 21, 2019

Climate Change Is Transforming the Economy. How Will Your Company Adapt?

“Until organizations learn to internalize the threat, they’re in danger of falling behind.”

Successful team building promotes growth.
March 13, 2019

Take 5: How to Build a Collaborative Workplace

Simple strategies for reaping the benefits of collaboration.

man swings sledgehammer at high striker game.
March 5, 2019

Worried Your Employees Are Slacking? Rethink How You Pay Them.

A new study reveals the optimal incentive system, and it’s surprisingly simple.

A man and a women cast nets into the water.
March 1, 2019

To Land Top Jobs, Women Need Different Types of Networks than Men

Simply being well-connected is not enough.

A team discusses something in one room while a solo researcher works on a problem next door.
February 13, 2019

Want to Revolutionize Your Field? You May Need to Rethink the Size of Your Research Team.

Large and small teams produce different types of breakthroughs, according to an analysis of 50 million patents, software products, and academic papers.

A programmer writes code while a colleague looks on, taking notes.
February 4, 2019

What’s the Best Way to Learn a New Skill—by Doing or by Viewing?

An analysis of eBay coders shows that studying a colleague’s work can pay off. Just be careful whose shoulder you’re looking over.

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