November 17, 2016

10:00-11:00 a.m.

In my dissertation, I explore a paradox that points to potential tension between managing time and human energy resources in the workplace: people often need to replenish their energy during a workday to sustain work productivity and well-being, but the way time is used in the workplace (e.g., meetings and interrupting interactions vs. individual work) may not always facilitate people’s attempts for replenishment.

Specifically, I aim to investigate the following questions: How do meetings and interpersonal interruptions at work affect people’s attempts for recovery in the form of micro breaks? How do these effects in turn influence energy, well-being, and work outcomes? What conditions might mitigate any detrimental effects of meetings and interruptions on recovery at work and on energy and well-being outcomes?

In this incubator talk, I will share this dissertation idea in progress, discussing the motivation, key hypotheses, and proposed empirical studies. I look forward to hearing everyone’s feedback!

I am a PhD candidate in the Management & Organizations area at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. My research interests involve time and human energy issues at work as well as people’s workday experiences. Through my research, I hope to shed light on how people pursue and achieve well-being while still trying to be productive and effective at work, as well as the challenges they face when doing so. Please feel free to view my professional webpage to learn more!

Please note: This event is for invited researchers only.

Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging POS-related research ideas that are at various stages of development.

Learn more about the Adderley Positive Research Incubator here and direct questions about individual sessions to Julia Lee at