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Posts categorized "Organizational Behavior"

The Better, Coercive Angels

Altruistic behavior is essential to any organization. Firms depend on the inherent goodness of employees to make decisions that benefit the firm. Workers rely on the beneficence of colleagues to...

November 17, 2014

Balancing the Letter and the Spirit

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them, well, I have others.             - Groucho Marx Every organization...

June 16, 2014

When Better-than-average Becomes Average

T.S. Eliot said it thusly: “Between the idea and the reality…falls the shadow.” Numbers—less poetically—say it another way: eighty-one percent of entrepreneurs consider their chance of success to be...

June 9, 2014

When the Truth Hurts

Professional conflicts of interest are pervasive: realtors benefit from quick sales, doctors from pharmaceutical promotion, and credit raters from financial ties to the firms that they rate. The...

May 14, 2014

The Benefit of Broken Rules

But rules are imperfect. A credit score is not a failsafe indicator of financial responsibility, just as SATs are not ideal predictors of academic aptitude. This inexactness gives life to a...

April 9, 2014