Michele Gelfand (Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Professor of Psychology by Courtesy at Stanford University) joins host Ron Steslow to discuss culture, social norms, and her book Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World.
(01:46) Why she decided to study culture
(04:34) What are tight and loose cultures
(06:12) Why tight and loose cultures evolve
(10:38) The tradeoffs between tight and loose and how different cultures responded to the Covid pandemic
(16:19) Tightness-looseness and willingness to change
(19:57) Red and Blue vs Tight and Loose
(30:36) Tightening around core values, even in loose cultures
(34:56) Real and manufactured threats
(44:15) How we we can put this framework into action
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