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February 1, 2019

Who Gets Blamed When a Group Project Goes Wrong?

Here’s why consequences stick to some team members more than others, according to a new study of retracted academic papers.

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January 7, 2019

How to Navigate a Vertical Merger after the AT&T and Time Warner Ruling

Here’s what companies can do to minimize antitrust concerns in an uncertain regulatory environment.

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January 4, 2019

How to Make Inclusivity More Than Just an Office Buzzword

Tips for turning good intentions into actions.

A woman shakes a man's hand.
December 6, 2018

Are Women More Ethical at the Negotiating Table? It’s Complicated.

Plus, how women are judged differently when they break the rules.

a customer service representative ends a call.
December 5, 2018

Customers Can Be Jerks. Here’s Why Some Employees Retaliate.

But take heart, companies can curb that instinct for revenge.

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December 3, 2018

Why Family Businesses Sometimes Make Decisions That Seem Bad for the Family

Even non-family firms can benefit when they think beyond their immediate self-interest.

a math teacher uses blocks to teach.
December 3, 2018

Organizational Change Is Often a Tough Sell, but Encouraging Peer Interactions Can Help

A study of teachers offers lessons on how to get employees on board with reforms.

The role of gender in telling the truth in negotiation.
November 6, 2018

Are You Willing to Stretch the Truth While Negotiating?

It may depend on your gender and whom you are representing.

August 2, 2018

Can Cutting CEO Pay Help a Faltering Company Rebound?

Using pay cuts to motivate or discipline CEOs may have unintended consequences.

Social standing affects the level of empathy in an office.
June 4, 2018

How Much Empathy Do You Feel When Powerful People Suffer?

What about less powerful people? Your answers likely depend on how egalitarian you are.

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May 2, 2018

What a Difference a Year (with a Consultant) Makes

A study in Mexico finds that consultants can help small- to medium-sized businesses expand.

Ego depletion can lead to unethical behavior at work.
May 1, 2018

Why Bosses Cut Some Employees Slack for Unethical Behavior

The same transgression can lead to different consequences. Here’s one reason why.

Military veteran chooses wardrobe.
May 1, 2018

Four Reasons Why Hiring Veterans Makes Good Business Sense

They’re trained to be trainable and can take criticism. Is your company overlooking these talented candidates?

a team listens to one member.
March 5, 2018

Video: Why You Shouldn’t Hesitate to Be the Bearer of Bad News

Organizations that practice transparency have more leeway to learn and evolve.

How prestige can benefit companies in court
March 1, 2018

Juries Treat Prestigious Companies Differently in Employment Discrimination Suits

But beware, a good reputation is a double-edged sword.

How transparent should decision making be?
January 4, 2018

The Downside of Transparent Decision Making

Why you’ll get a better recommendation from a committee that deliberates behind closed doors.

How are biracial people perceived in terms of race
December 6, 2017

How Are Black–White Biracial People Perceived in Terms of Race?

Understanding the answer—and why black and white Americans may percieve biracial people differently—is increasingly important in a multiracial society.

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December 1, 2017

How the Wrong Team Can End Up with Too Much Power in an Organization

Employee incentives that made sense at the time can lead to problematic power dynamics.

December 1, 2017

Video: Exploring the Psychology of Trust

“People are making judgements about trustworthiness within 100 milliseconds.”

November 10, 2017

Take 5: How to Adapt to Changes in Your Industry

In many businesses, change is the only constant. Are you prepared?

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