Category Archives: Leadership & Behavior

Understanding what governs and influences the behavior of individuals in social or commercial interactions, decision-making and leadership is the aim of the faculty’s economists and psychologists working in the field of organizational behavior.

Motivation: The network effect

New research reveals that the motivation to behave in a socially beneficial way can spread from one individual to another, particularly when they are closely connected. This means that organizations can leverage the impact of actions designed to motivate so-called prosocial behavior by targeting social networks.

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Watching me, watching you: making sense of social interaction

Whether it is negotiating, selling, motivating, or even dating, people with access to the latest social sensing technologies and techniques will have a distinct advantage as they engage in a range of activities, business related or otherwise. While they may not be able to read minds, they will be able to monitor the impact of their social interactions on others in real time, and modify their behavior accordingly to achieve their desired outcome.

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Leader corruption depends on power and testosterone

For centuries, philosophers and scientists have been interested in how people relate to power. Now a new study has revealed that the testosterone levels of leaders can influence their behavior and induce them to make decisions to solely increasing their personal payouts.

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