Kristina Workman

PhD Student, Management & Organizations

My research focuses on affirmative interpersonal dynamics, or in other words, how individuals at work do, or do not, relate in ways that foster acknowledgment, respect, and support. In this vein, I conduct research in the areas of prosocial behavior, behavioral ethics, compassion, and leadership. I am particularly interested in how individuals’ actions influence the quality of treatment they receive from interaction partners or third parties, and my research highlights individuals’ agency in determining how particular interpersonal encounters unfold and how their relational context at work develops.