The XX factor of innovation: women managers

Corporations have long sought the elusive X factor: that one variable capable of ensuring a competitive advantage. Is it innovation? Flexibility? A dynamic leader? Research shows that firms might just benefit from the XX factor — the two X chromosomes representing female cells.

Impulsive goals aren't helping you; How to set goals intentionally

An ASU management and entrepreneurship expert shares three ways to set goals intentionally, including how it compares to a goal for losing weight.

Monitoring employees makes them more likely to break rules

As remote work becomes the norm, more companies have begun tracking employees through desktop monitoring, video surveillance, and other digital tools. These systems are designed to reduce rule-breaking — but new research suggests that in some cases, they can seriously backfire.

Category-spanning: Are you confusing customers or winning new ones?

How would you react if your favorite brand of golf clubs started selling tennis racquets? Or if your favorite beer started manufacturing juice? Would you rush to purchase, or would you view these newcomer products with suspicion?

Stigma: Removal beats coping strategies

New research uncovered the processes through which stigmatization unfolds and transfers from one level to another — such as the organizational level to the individual level.

In-house b-schools give firms MBAs with the skills they want

The proliferation of company-run programs shows universities aren’t keeping up with corporate needs.

Arizona saving millions on rent as government work-from-home policy continues

Working remotely was mandatory for many when the coronavirus pandemic began, but an ASU researcher said it’s likely here to stay.

Want to quit your job but can't right now? How to cope while you plan next steps

ASU researcher who studies the psychology of work and is an expert on organizational behavior suggests looking for new projects at your current job. This could get your boss' attention, open doors, and add to your resume while you apply, interview, and wait.

13 signs that someone is about to quit, according to research

To help companies identify employees at risk of quitting, ASU researchers investigated and uncovered a set of behavioral changes exhibited by employees that are strong predictors of voluntary quits in the next 12 months.

The psychological benefits of commuting to work

Commuting to work, often seen as the crux of one's workday, has now been proven to have surprisingly positive benefits.