Teamwork

Allow These Two Olympic Runners to Demonstrate the Motivational Powers of Belonging to a Team

New York Magazine: Over the long weekend, NBC aired what is essentially the Super Bowl of American running: the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Distance running is typically thought of as an individual sport, but the race also happened to inadvertently demonstrate a concept that’s recently been explored in the scientific literature More

The Secret of Building Successful Teams

Successful organizations depend on successful teamwork, and according to Arizona State University psychological scientist Nancy J. Cooke what you think you know about teamwork is probably wrong;  creating a high-performing team is about much more than simply trying to recruit the best and the brightest (which research shows can backfire More

Power and Punishment: The Rules of Leadership Are Not Universal

When employees are late for work, breaking safety procedures, or ignoring deadlines, it’s part of the boss’s job to dole out the appropriate punishment. Nobody wants to be disciplined at work, but punishment for breaking rules ensures that the workplace is kept safe and productive. In fact, the US Occupational More