Research Advisory Board, Center for Positive Organizations
Richard Morantz and Sheree Walder Morantz Associate Professor of Business Ethics, University of Manitoba
Brianna Barker Caza is an Associate Professor in the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. She received her PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and has previously held a faculty positions at the University of Illinois, Wake Forest University and the Center for Creative Leadership.
The overall aim of her research program is to understand the resources and processes that produce resilience at work. Within this framework her work falls into three interrelated streams of research. The first examines how individuals perceive, experience and react to adversity or setbacks in the workplace. This includes issues involving work crises, interpersonal conflict, incivility, and organizational (in)justice. The second stream of research focuses the nature, construction, and importance of individual and social resources that are used in creating functional responses to this adversity. Important resources include work identity, perceived meaningfulness of work, creativity, and relational capabilities. Third, she examines the processes that foster resilience including cognitive flexibility, behavioral adaptability, and resourcefulness.