Silly question? Hardly. Knowing the answer may help you hire, motivate, and retain top talent. By Ashley Keating Children use anthropomorphism to make sense of the world. The wind is angry. The doll is talking. The cat is judging. (Actually, the latter might be true.) Adults, it turns out, do […]
5 Gender Balance Myths Most Men Still Believe
To balance our workplaces, we need to blow up these misconceptions. By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox For the past two decades, I’ve dedicated my career to working on gender issues. During the first decade, I led a professional women’s network and listened to thousands of women from across Europe. And in the […]
In Team We Trust
The authors have uncovered tried-and-true ways to build high psychological safety and trust cultures in workplace teams. The rewards? Growth, engagement, purpose, and performance. By Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D. and Paul J. Zak, Ph.D. Teams are increasingly commonplace in organizations, with leadership shifting away from a focus on individual results […]
Is Your Culture Too Nice?
“Nice” is necessary to success. But “too nice” is holding many businesses back. Here’s how to find the line so that you never cross it. By Marc Effron The CEO finishes her remarks at your annual shareholders meeting and mentally braces herself for the Q&A. It’s been a particularly tough […]
Why Great Employees Quit (and What You Can Do About It)
We don’t put enough effort into finding out why good people leave. Here’s why we really ought to. By Kevin Oakes This past January, Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, unexpectedly announced his resignation a full 3.5 years before his second five-year term was set to expire. Kim’s […]
Your Workplace is Toxic. Literally.
Harmful office practices like overbearing bosses and frantic deadlines promote out-of-control employee stress and all its attendant harms. But workers aren’t the only ones who lose when they’re grinded into the ground. And the author has the evidence. By Jeffrey Pfeffer, Ph.D. You don’t have to work in a coal […]
Win the Culture War
Too many companies are deploying the wrong weapons in the battle to retain top talent. Here’s what actually matters. By Graham H. Lowman, Ph.D., and Peter D. Harms, Ph.D. Between a tight labor market and the increasing necessity to attract and retain top talent, companies can find themselves in the […]