Theresa Glomb

October 03, 2017

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Colloquium, 6th Floor, Ann Arbor

Theresa M. Glomb
The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Organizational Behavior
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota

About the talk

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 could happen if we were more intentional and recognized the power we have to improve our work lives?

University of Minnesota Professor Theresa Glomb is trying to help others create positive experiences at work through growth, happiness, and satisfaction. Ultimately, Theresa’s trying to make work great (or at least a little better). In this unique blend of research, personal stories, and practical disciplines, based on her TEDx talk, she shares with us simple, evidence based micro-interventions to improve our working lives.

About Glomb

Theresa M. 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.

Her research suggests the important role of work events, mood, and micro-interventions in predicting on the job behavior and employee well-being. She has conducted field research in dozens of companies, including several Fortune 500 firms, with thousands of workers as participants. Her research uses a variety of methodologies including experience sampling, surveys, interviews, and physiological assessment.

Her work has been published in top management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology and cited in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Huffington Post.


David Mayer, Associate Professor of Management & Organizations


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