FEATURE14 June 2018

Stilted synergy

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Behavioural economics Features Finance Impact

When banks are in crisis, customers have been known to panic, leading to bank runs. Recent research explores whether such self-fulfilling prophecy could also erode the cooperativeness of employees during times of economic downturn. By Katie McQuater

The prosperity of modern economies relies on cooperation. Businesses need employees to work together and collaborate. Ultimately, people need to be able to rely on others to keep the cogs of the economy turning.

The impact of the ...