A Trick to Stop Touching Your Face

By: Reb Rebele and Adam Grant The Atlantic We didn’t sign a consent form, but we’re all participants in the world’s largest natural experiment in behavior change. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, millions if not billions of people around the globe are pleading for systemic solutions. In the meantime,Read More

Does losing temporary workers matter? The effects of planned turnover on replacements and unit performance.

By: Federica De Stefano, rocio bonet and Arnaldo Camuffo Academy of Management Journal VOL. 0, NO. ja | This study examines the performance consequences of planned turnover. In particular, we investigate the departure of temporary workers due to the expiration of their contracts. We reconcile the contradictory predictions of collective turnover research—that any typeRead More

Small Cues Change Savings Choices

By: James J. Choi, Emily Haisley, Jennifer Kurkoski, & Cade Massey  PROJECT SUMMARY Researchers tested the effects of including cues, anchors, and savings goals in a company email encouraging employee contributions to their 401(k). IMPACT Researchers found that providing high contribution rate or savings goal examples, or highlighting high savingsRead More

The Bright Side of Being Prosocial at Work, and the Dark Side, Too

More than a quarter century ago, organizational scholars began to explore the implications of prosociality in organizations. Three interrelated streams have emerged from this work, which focus on prosocial motives (the desire to benefit others or expend effort out of concern for others), prosocial behaviors (acts that promote/protect the welfare of individuals, groups, or organizations), and prosocial impact (the experience of making a positive difference in the lives of others through one’s work). Prior studies have highlighted the importance of prosocial motives, behaviors, and impact, and have enhanced our understanding of each of them.Read More