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How Grocery Bags Manipulate Your Mind
People who bring personal shopping bags to the grocery store to help the environment are more likely to buy organic items—but also to treat themselves to ice cream and cookies, according to new research by Uma R. Karmarkar and Bryan Bollinger. What's the Quinoa-Häagen-Dazs connection?
Has Listening Become a Lost Art?
Managers may have ears, but do they use them? Jim Heskett's readers offer opinions on why listening might be a lost art.
  • Do Productivity Increases Contribute to Social Inequality?
    Are productivity increases contributing to social inequality?, asks Jim Heskett. At what point does inequality become a threat to democracy? What do YOU think?
    by James Heskett | Feb 5, 2014 | Comments (1)
  • Hiding From Managers Can Increase Your Productivity
    Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Ethan S. Bernstein explains why decreasing workplace transparency can increase productivity.
    by Carmen Nobel | Jan 27, 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Pulpit Bullies: Why Dominating Leaders Kill Teams
    Power interrupts, and absolute power interrupts absolutely. Francesca Gino and colleagues discover that a high-powered boss can lead a team into poor performance
    by Michael Blanding | Dec 27, 2013 | Comments (0)
  • Do Employees Work Harder for Higher Pay?
    In a recent field study, Duncan Gilchrist, Michael Luca, and Deepak Malhotra set out to answer a basic question: "Do employees work harder when they are paid more?"
    by Chuck Leddy, Harvard Gazette | Dec 9, 2013 | Comments (5)
  • Is Leadership an Increasingly Difficult Balancing Act?
    The notion that organizations increasingly will have to pursue transient strategic advantage rather than sustained advantage intensifies the challenge for leaders, says Professor Jim Heskett. What do YOU think?
    by James Heskett | Nov 22, 2013 | Comments (0)
  • Status: When and Why It Matters
    Status plays a key role in everything from the things we buy to the partnerships we make. Professor Daniel Malter explores when status matters most
    by Dina Gerdeman | Oct 23, 2013 | Comments (1)
  • Why Unqualified Candidates Get Hired Anyway
    Why do businesses evaluate candidates solely on past job performance, failing to consider the job's difficulty? Why do university admissions officers focus on high GPAs, discounting influence of easy grading standards? Francesca Gino and colleagues investigate the phenomenon of the "fundamental attribution error."
    by Anna Secino | Sep 18, 2013 | Comments (0)
  • A Manager's Moral Obligation to Preserve Capitalism
    Harvard Business School's Rebecca M. Henderson and Karthik Ramanna argue that company managers have a moral obligation to preserve capitalism
    by Michael Blanding | Aug 21, 2013 | Comments (1)
  • What Are the Limits of Transparency?
    Modern business theorists hail the open organization, but secrets between employers and employees are sometimes a good thing. What's the proper balance between transparency and opaqueness? asks Professor Jim Heskett
    by James Heskett | Aug 5, 2013 | Comments (0)
  • Crowdfunding a Poor Investment?
    Crowdfunding promises to democratize funding of startups. But is that necessarily a good thing? Entrepreneurial finance experts Josh Lerner, Ramana Nanda, and Michael J. Roberts on the promises and problems with the newest method for funding small businesses
    by Michael Blanding | Jul 19, 2013 | Comments (0)
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