Research shows focus groups can work with or without a moderator
This research reveals how taking potential biases of a moderator out of the room, can focus on what the group really thinks about an issue. Also, would people actually talk? Would they stay ‘on topic’? Would the participants feel comfortable with the situation?
Givers to crowdfunding campaigns enjoy vicarious success
How does crowdfunding success give contributors the sense they are part of something bigger than themselves and gain a sense of ownership?
How to cope when your values clash with your co-workers'
The importance of organizations creating an environment where people feel comfortable disclosing in workplaces.
Could insights from ants help people build better transportation networks?
If roads were better tailored to the ways goods and people move through our cities, how could transportation networks be more efficient?
Commonality leads to trust and acceptance
For many years, Alicia and I have been teaching and writing that commonality is one of the main drivers of both trust, acceptance and a sense of belonging to the same tribe.
Romantic relationships between coworkers may deteriorate workplace culture
Romantically involved coworkers were associated with feeling ostracized and sabotaged by other employees who may view their relationship unfavorably.
Collective forms of governance, infrastructural investments, and collaboration all help societies last longer
Archaeologists can search for patterns that help account for why certain places retained their importance longer than others.
Workers' and bosses' trust in teleworking is key
New research looks at how trust, and the lack of it, excessive workloads, social isolation and work-related fatigue impacts performance.
How brains synchronize during cooperative tasks
A new study explains why high performing teams are so successful.
New group flow theory shows: Behavior, mental state and personal skills must fit together in a team
Group flow is not only apparent in team sports. We also see it in business meetings, between doctors carrying out surgery, or with musicians in an orchestra.
Context-dependent behavior can make cooperation flourish
People can adopt different behaviors depending on the social context they’re in: A person who is generous and caring at home may be cutthroat at work, a self-centered neighbor may be a model of altruism on Twitter. New research shows this context-dependent behavior tends to promote the spread of cooperative behavior across a whole society.
How you speak up at work can affect whether you're picked for a team
Different ways of communicating work-related issues can shape reputations and affect team formation. Using a “supportive voice” can fuel trust and cooperation and lead to a higher chance of being recruited to a team, compared to those who use a more task-oriented “challenging voice.”
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