Research on employee prospection by Julia Lee in The Atlantic

March 17, 2016

Research by CPO Post-Doctoral Fellow Julia Lee and her colleagues was featured in an article from The Atlantic entitled, “A Mystery of Our Time: The People Who Enjoy Commuting.”

The article examines research surveys about daily activities—including commuting to work—and summarizes the range of mixed emotions toward this particular task. “Commuting is, at the very least then, a polarizing activity,” it explains.

The article looks to Lee and her fellow researchers to find out what types of people are more satisfied with their commute. In their paper, “Commuting with a Plan: How Goal-Directed Prospection Can Offset the Strain of Commuting,” “[t]hey found that prodding commuters to think through their days while in transit made them more satisfied with their jobs,” The Atlantic writes.