A simple intervention that can reduce turnover

Work can be hard, but it shouldn’t be hard all the time. New research co-authored by Wharton’s Maurice Schweitzer shows that overloading workers with too many difficult tasks in a row makes them more likely to quit.

From Knowledge at Wharton

How do customers feel about algorithms?

Many managers worry that algorithms alienate customers. New research from Wharton’s Stefano Puntoni looks at how the attitudes of customers are influenced by algorithmic versus human decision-making.

From Knowledge at Wharton

‘The Prepared Leader’: Erika James and Lynn Perry Wooten

Wharton Dean Erika James and Simmons University President Lynn Perry Wooten discuss their new book, 'The Prepared Leader,' and how they found the motivation and the staying power during the pandemic to write it.

From Knowledge at Wharton

Why more companies are standing up on social issues

From the war in Ukraine to anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Florida, companies are increasingly speaking out on social issues. Wharton management professor Stephanie Creary explains why silence is no longer golden for firms.

From Knowledge at Wharton

Drivers in the gig economy

Lindsey Cameron, assistant professor of management at Wharton School, discusses key findings from her research on how drivers in the gig economy create ‘workplace games’ to find control and meaning in their work.

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Biden’s veto supports free markets, not ‘woke’ capitalism

In an Op-Ed, Witold Henisz of the Wharton School says that President Biden’s veto of Republican limitations on ESG investing represents fiduciary responsibility, not “woke” or ideological politics.



How to get over writer’s block, unlock your creativity, and brainstorm great ideas

Adam Grant of the Wharton School says that people’s initial ideas in brainstorming are generally more conventional, while creativity stems from variety.


The New York Times

California marks three years since COVID stay-at-home orders

Marissa King of the Wharton School says that social connection brings lots of joy and is critical for mental well-being.


Psychology Today

If speaking is silver, then silence is gold

A study by Michael Parke of the Wharton School and colleagues finds that “strategic silence,” or withholding information intentionally, can garner positive values and rewards for employees.


Financial Times

#GoWokeGoBroke: really?

According to a 2014 meta-analysis by Katherine Klein of the Wharton School, studies indicated that there was no business case for or against appointing women to corporate boards.


Layoffs are bad for business

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School says that layoffs show immediate effects and reduce costs for companies, though they often can’t see the long-term drawbacks of employee cuts.