Research on commuting by Julia Lee in Huffington Post

October 18, 2016

A Huffington Post article, titled The Case For The Power Commute Is Stronger Than You’d Think, explored the ways commutes can be improved. It matters significantly how they are spent, rather than simply by how long they last, as evinced by research from Julia Lee of the Ross School of Business, Jon Jachimowicz of Columbia Business School, and others. If people participate in activities such as future reflection, goal-setting, and purposeful thought about the upcoming work day, the result is a less stressful trip to work. Over time, this research also showed that participants who engaged in these activities were more happy with their jobs.

Julia Lee is a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Center for Positive Organizations. Her current work relates to how the activation of best-self concepts, by highlighting one’s contributions, can lead to positive outcomes.