Faculty Affiliate, Center for Positive Organizations
Lyndon Garrett’s research interests involve observing and analyzing social processes of human connection in moments of interaction. Specifically, to understand how organizations can create contexts that promote the experience of genuine, meaningful, and energizing connections, especially in the face of organizational characteristics that often inhibit such connection (e.g., competitive dynamics, impersonal roles, and norms of professionalism).
Theoretically, his interests draw from intra- and inter-personal theories of workplace relationships, group and team dynamics, identification, meaning, and thriving. The analytic focus is on moments of interaction, drawing primarily on qualitative approaches to observe naturally occurring behavior. He tends to explore unique contexts with an eye towards finding and unpacking in these cases lessons that can inform organizations more generally.