Lokesh Gujjarappa

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Smaller, More-Homogeneous Research Groups Are More Productive per Researcher

Research organizations like to increase team size to bring in new ideas, but a study of 549 research groups shows that in teams consisting of people from multiple disciplines, the published output per researcher in <b>13-person</b> groups was <b>42% lower</b>, on average, than in <b>five-person</b> groups, says a team led …

Is Health Insurance Good for Health?

<i>This is a joint post with Victoria Fan.</i><p>The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the results of “the Oregon experiment” based on the …

How To Moderate a Panel Like a Pro

The panel discussion was invented by someone who liked to sit three feet above his audience, talk with five of his closest friends for an hour, and barely acknowledge that there are 100 other people in the room, usually sitting in uncomfortable chairs.<p>But until the panel discussion disappears from …

No One Likes to Be Changed

Listen to the language that any leader, consultant, or HR professional uses, and you’ll hear them expound at length about how “we” need to change “them.” That says it all: the fact is, no one likes to be changed, even if the change is ultimately beneficial.<p>In his recent HBR blog post, Ron Ashkenas …

Define Your Organization’s Habits to Work More Efficiently

We don’t often think about the way we usually operate at work, whether we’re performing an informal five-step process for evaluating a new proposal, or setting priorities for managing our time. But our ability to improve the ways we do things depends on defining and shaping our daily habits of mind …

How to Get Others to See Your Potential

Overcoming people’s past perceptions of you isn’t easy. When I launched my consulting business seven years ago, I was astonished to find — years later — that acquaintances and even friends hadn’t kept up with my career transition. They’d ask about my past work in politics or nonprofit advocacy, …