Sally Maitlis

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Positive Organizations

Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership, University of Oxford

Sally Maitlis is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Her research examines how people make sense of important, challenging and sometimes painful issues at work, and highlights the emotional side of organisational life for individuals, work groups, and top management teams. She has a particular interest in processes of suffering, healing and growth in the workplace and is a founding member of the Compassion Lab, an international group of scholars who study compassion in organizations. Another stream of research explores the joys and struggles of those pursuing the work that feels most meaningful to them, including the experience of losing the ability to do that work.

Sally specializes in qualitative research, closely observing individual, team and organisational processes as they unfold in real time. Her work has been published in the major management journals, including the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Organization Science, and Organization Studies, as well as practitioner outlets such as Harvard Business Review and the MIT Sloan Management Review.

She has degrees in psychology, organizational behavior, and counselling psychology and this combination of disciplines underpins Sally’s research, teaching, coaching, and therapeutic work.

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