Delaware law protects against board abuses by prescribing two well-known duties members owe to stockholders.
By Scott Kupor
FORTUNE -- Here's a catch-22: While someone starting a cosmetics company, for example, would prefer to surround themselves with the best and brightest in both industry domain expertise (someone who knows the cosmetics industry) and functional domain expertise (someone who knows direct-to-consumer marketing), they'd probably do exactly the opposite if their company were MOREApr 18, 2014 11:01 AM ET
A constant stream of interruptions all day long can make it hard to get much actual work done. But it's possible to take your time back.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I work in an office that used to be a "cube farm," which was noisy and distracting enough, but now we've gone to an "open plan" layout where there are no walls at all between workstations. This is supposed to make collaboration MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 17, 2014 12:04 PM ET
Internships aren't jobs, so the same rules shouldn't apply.
By Sanjay Sanghoee
FORTUNE -- As we head from spring into summer, many college students are planning their vacations while those looking to get their first taste of the working world are likely hunting for internships.
It is estimated that U.S. companies hire about 1.5 million interns each year, half of them on an unpaid basis. Working for free might not be a MOREApr 17, 2014 10:45 AM ET
Eventually, every firm will discover that it's quite possible to manage without managers.
By Gary Hamel
(TheMIX) -- If you've spent a lifetime accumulating and wielding bureaucratic power, and if you've calibrated your career progress by the steps you've taken up the corporate ladder, or by the number of people who work for you, or the perks you've been awarded, or the scope of your authority, then envisioning a world in MOREApr 16, 2014 1:28 PM ET
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a measure that will allow unpaid interns to file lawsuits against an employer for harassment and discrimination.
FORTUNE -- How much is justice worth? Unpaid interns planning to work in New York City this summer may want to crunch the numbers. They won't get a paycheck, but at least they now have the right to sue.
On Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 16, 2014 1:12 PM ET
People who get too little sleep are prone to go along with unethical practices at work, a study says -- unless they up their caffeine intake.
FORTUNE -- As if you needed another reason to run out for another cappuccino, along comes a new study by three university professors suggesting that caffeine may help make the sleep-deprived more honest.
"Our research shows that sleep deprivation contributes to unethical behavior at work by MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Apr 16, 2014 11:47 AM ET
The law school recently cut its sticker price by 15%. Dean Nicholas Allard explains the school's rationale.
By Maya Itah
(TippingTheScales) -- When Brooklyn Law School announced earlier this month that it would cut tuition by 15%, it sounded less like a briefing and more like a battle cry.
"It's not just the 15% that we're reducing here," Brooklyn Law Dean Nicholas Allard says of the cut, which will go into effect MOREApr 15, 2014 10:56 AM ET
As companies compete on innovation and speed, decision-making comes less from executives at the top. Here are five ways to instill leadership across your organization.
By Deborah Ancona
FORTUNE -- Organizational change has never been easy, but in the past it was a little more straightforward. Fifty years ago, companies followed a basic blueprint. They had heroic leaders -- a CEO and an elite top layer of management -- who had MOREApr 15, 2014 10:44 AM ET
Many challenges at the office come down to managing our own personalities.
By John D. Mayer
FORTUNE -- Most of us would prefer to get through the workday without a scuffle. After all, very few of us are actively looking for a fight.
That said, getting along with our colleagues is no walk in the park, and this tension can influence our performance. Sometimes, an employee in our department is simply the MOREApr 14, 2014 12:57 PM ET
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick unveiled a novel plan that aims to let foreign-born, U.S.-educated entrepreneurs stay in the country. How it works.
FORTUNE -- In America's battle to keep the foreign entrepreneurs it trains, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has thrown down a massive gauntlet.
Announcing a broad economic growth package last week, Deval introduced what he's dubbed the Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GER) Program. The proposal: Foreign students who attended colleges and universities in Massachusetts and MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Apr 14, 2014 10:46 AM ET
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