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Making Work Better: Microinterventions in Organizations with Theresa Glomb, PhD

  • 14 Nov 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar: The link to join will be sent to those that register


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Making Work Better: Microinterventions in Organizations with Theresa Glomb, PhD

Many of us have focused on getting a good job. But how many of us have focused on making a job good? So often at work, we bumble through our days in unintentional ways. What if we recognized the power we have to improve our work lives? What if we directed our attention and intention toward the creation of purposeful and satisfying work?

This session will present the science and practice of small, practical micro-interventions or “work hacks” designed to create more fulfilling, productive, and satisfying work lives. For the past 25 years, I have been studying work and workers. I am passionate about helping others create positive work experiences by fostering growth, happiness, and satisfaction. Along with my colleagues, I have conducted rigorous research showing how small changes designed to bring greater intentionality to one’s work can have a big impact on work and wellbeing.

The session toggles between the punchlines of scientific literature along with the practical takeaways, woven together with rich examples from employees, executives, and my own efforts at crafting a meaningful and wholehearted work life. It is a unique and engaging blend of research highlights, personal stories, and practical disciplines, with a focus on simple, evidence based micro-interventions designed to improve working life. Ultimately, I’m trying to make work great (or at least a little better).


Professor Theresa Glomb is the Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She received her PhD in social, organizational, and individual differences psychology from the University of Illinois and her BA in psychology from DePaul University.

Theresa’s 25 years of research have focused on the well-being of workers, defined broadly to include psychological, affective, physiological, and familial effects. Theresa has conducted field research in dozens of companies with tens of thousands of workers and has shown firsthand that small changes can have a big impact on work and well-being. Her research studies micro-interventions, or work-hacks, small practices aimed at fostering greater reflection, mindfulness, and intentionality at work.

She has published extensively in top journals including the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology and been cited in media outlets such as the Wall Street JournalThe Economist, and Huffington Post. In her TEDx talk, “Let’s Make Work Better” she shared simple, evidence based techniques to improve our working lives. You can read more about her at TheresaGlomb.com.

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