Why do we give without expecting anything in return? Research into a Silicon Valley business accelerator program shows bonding rituals play a big role.
New research on giving in a business setting could offer insights into human interactions and critical lessons for organizations looking to build a more collaborative culture.
Instead of asking how universities might benefit from shifting courses online permanently, we ought to ask how students might suffer from fewer opportunities for lived experience and practice.
We ought to worry that the pandemic has made it even easier to reduce teaching to disseminating knowledge.
It’s virtually impossible to make and maintain eye contact during videoconferencing.
Eye contact is essential for building and developing trust. But after more than a year of working and socializing online, our ability to make and maintain eye contact has been diminished.
The settlement of Old Fadama has reinvented itself
In cross-sector collaboration, communities and citizens articulate their needs and then partner with governments and NGOs to address these self-identified problems.
Studies like this are important because they help gather data from an African perspective.
Marriage equality supporters in 2006 probably had no idea the law they advocated would spur innovation.
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Inventors in states with more socially liberal laws on the books end up with more diverse collaborators – and more higher-impact patents.
Writers are often seen as solitary creatures, but there can be great benefits to collaboration.
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People are getting together online to brainstorm solutions to some of the challenges the pandemic has created.
Ron Lamb installed solar panels to power his irrigation systems on the family farm near Claresholm, Alta.
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Talking about energy transitions could help overcome the impasse we seem to have reached on climate change.
Looking to the future, President Joko Widodo (centre) voiced a strong intention for Australia and Indonesia to become partners in developing the Pacific region.
Even though Australians and Indonesians are both friendly and easy-going, systemic boundaries can slow down the process of collaboration.
When people are invested in one another and share a sense of place, they can respond to terrible events in admirable, courageous ways.
Thomas Durcan’s lab is using pluripotent stem cells to grow human brain neurons in a dish, in search of a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Thomas Durcan’s lab is growing 3D mini-brains in the search for a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Over the next year he is giving all his lab’s protocols, methods and results away.
People high on psychopathic personality traits, such as fearlessness and impulsiveness, often refuse to find common ground.
Some people are better team players than others, but people with goal-oriented and manipulative personality traits can undermine collaborative efforts and affect the team outcome.
Global collaborations between the political and educational sectors aim to address the challenges faced by women scientists.
Academic partnerships with diplomats, industry leaders and others, can provide a comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges faced by women in STEM.
Women leaders tend to collaborate better than men.
New research suggests women-led startups can experience more rapid employment growth than those run by men in certain scenarios.
Group project experience doesn’t automatically translate to competence at collaboration.
From the biggest ‘wicked’ problems on down, finding solutions to challenges depends on working together collaboratively. Students think they’re good at this, but they aren’t. Here’s what could help.
Health professionals must work effectively in a team.
Sharing expertise and experiences of different health and social care professionals can improve health care.
A police officer stands guard over the global elites who decided to make the trek to Davos this year.
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The high-profile absence of several world leaders including Trump from the World Economic Forum has led some to suggest its influence is in decline. A philosopher who has seen Davos up close disagrees.
Making the most of human-robot collaborations will require good teamwork.
Years of research into how humans work best together yield lessons useful for designing robots to interact with people.
Energy-efficient water supply is a wicked problem – and we might have found a way to solve it.