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Out of the Muck: Causes and Cures for Destructive Organizational Friction

November 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Dr., Oak East Conference room

Organizations are made up of humans and where there is human interaction, there is also a myriad opportunity for dysfunction. In this very informative and essential workshop, Prof. Sutton will lead a discussion of:

  • Why, all too often, organizations make the right things too hard to do
  • How leaders and teams can intervene to dampen destructive friction
  • Practices and traditions at Stanford that cause destructive friction—and how we can each be part of the solution. rather than part of the problem

About the Speaker: Professor Robert Sutton is an organizational psychologist and professor of management science and engineering at Stanford. He studies, teaches, and advises organizations about leadership, workplace dynamics, innovation, and organizational change. He has written over 100 academic and applied articles and seven books, including Scaling Up Excellence, The No Asshole Rule, and Good Boss, Bad Boss.


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Free and open to all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and retirees of Stanford University, LPCH and Stanford Hospital and clinics. Eligible dependents may also attend. “Be Well Berries” available for eligible employees.

Event Sponsor: 
Faculty Staff Help Center
Event Type: 
Event Categories: 
Connection & Community, Faculty Staff Help Center, Manage & Lead
Event Audience: 
Staff, Faculty, Retiree