Hankering for status drives non-executive directors to outstay effectiveness
Prolonged tenure is a governance concern for corporate boards and exposes their limits of self-regulation. How long is too long for a non-executive director to stay on board? Read what the researchers have to say.
Families will change dramatically over the years to come
This recently published study projects the evolution of human kinship relationships worldwide, and how it will change the shape of families to come.
Humans who experience early life adversity suffer as adults. Why are gorillas more resilient?
This may be the most important study of the week—or maybe year.
When employees leave their jobs, coworkers call it quits
People leave jobs all the time, whether they’re laid off, fired, or just quit. But how do their departures affect coworkers left behind?
Socialness is in the eye of the beholder
We define our experience in social terms. We tend to assume relationships between inanimate things, where in fact there is none.
Are we there yet? Time slows down on a crowded train
Our design specs work best when we are in a small group—a community of 150 individuals or less, work groups of between 3 and 7, or even being with a group of friends.
Social exclusion more common form of bullying than physical, verbal aggression
The outcomes for a child excluded from social activities by their peers at school will be just as detrimental as if they got kicked, punched or slapped every day.
Despite flexibility, gig work proves harmful to workers
Insecure income from gig work contributed to poor health outcomes, including a sicker workforce, higher unreimbursed healthcare costs and greater costs to the consumer.
Diversity messages may backfire when companies focus on diversity's benefits for the bottom line
Business case justifications for diversity can make members of underrepresented groups feel they will be judged based on their social identity if they join the company.
A competitive working environment may destroy a business
Allowing knowledge to flow within an organization generates opportunity for learning and innovation. However, if knowledge spills over to competitors, it might erode competitive advantage and ultimately destroy the business.
There's no longer one rural America - could there be five?
Pundits and politicians talk as if the territory between NY and LA was a monolithic land where similar people think similar thoughts and live according to similar mores—mostly in small dying towns or on farms. And, of course, they’re all white, Evangelical Christian and Republican.
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