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Blog Post: The secret to Motley Fool’s investing success: Look at the company culture

At the Google re:Work event in 2014, Tom Gardner, CEO and co-founder of The Motley Fool, discussed why his investors look so closely at the corporate cultures of the companies in which they invest...

Blog Post: Bringing civility back to the workplace

We each have a much bigger effect on one another’s emotions than we might think. The good and bad behaviors of those around us sneak into our subconscious. A seemingly small act of kindness or rude...

Blog Post: Riot Games Case Study: Assessing toxicity in the workplace

Riot's League of Legends game has nearly 30 million players log in every day to compete. The team-based game is a take on capture the flag (or, more aptly, “destroy the enemy base”). Team dynamics,...

Blog Post: Just how toxic are toxic employees?

Toxic employees cause harm to an organization, to either its people or its property. For example, they may steal money, commit fraud, bully other workers, or engage in sexual harassment. We find th...

Blog Post: Fighting incivility with machine learning at Alphabet’s Jigsaw

CJ Adams is product manager at Jigsaw, an incubator at Alphabet whose goal is to use technology to help people who are facing oppression. Adams studies incivility in online behavior and at the 2016...

Case Study: Assessing toxicity in the workplace

Riot Games Riot Games is the maker of one of the world’s most popular computer games - League of Legends. Nearly 30 million players log in every day to compete in League’s battle arenas; 7.5 millio...

Blog Post: How civility matters for you and your network

Civility pays. In a recent study we conducted at a biotech firm, we found that employees seen as civil were more likely to be sought for information, and twice as likely to be viewed as leaders. An...

Blog Post: How incivility shuts down our brains at work

Dr. Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, spoke at the re:Work 2016 event about her research on how incivil behaviors at work can have majo...

Blog Post: Are your best behaved employees also your worst behaved?

Speaking at the re:Work 2016 event, Jared Valdron, a graduate researcher in I/O Psychology at the University of Waterloo, described how a model citizen could transform into a workplace deviant. Va...

Blog Post: Going above and beyond: Fostering citizenship in the workplace

Researchers agree that organizational citizenship behaviors, or “OCBs,” are often good for the organization, but are not explicitly required or rewarded. Just as voting is a civic duty in democraci...
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