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Jamie L Gloor is an experienced, international researcher, educator and mentor. She is American born but currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland. Her research interests focus on individual and organizational health, including publications on diversity and leadership and research experience at prestigious universities across four different continents. 

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Exciting news, research, updates, & events!

 

overworked and under-familied to advance "overworked & under-familied"

Jamie Gloor

It seems ironic that I was just working long hours away from my family to finish up a paper titled, “Overworked and under-familied?”

But other than the computer system failure in Dusseldorf airport on my way over, my recent 25-hour visit with my coauthor, Professor Susanne Braun, at Durham University Business School was a very efficient, productive, and fun time! Durham has some great leadership scholars such as Bob Lord and Olga Epitropaki, as well as several super OCB and proactivity folks–just what our paper needed! The town itself is also an idyllic English vision–complete with a castle, cathedral, and several pubs where you can accidentally stumble upon quiz night (like we did!)

Now I’m looking forward to seeing some of these guys again in Korfu for our upcoming Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium (where I met many of them last year), as well as finishing up and submitting this paper! Thanks again, Susanne and Durham Business School!

She travelled 13,000KM, so I travelled 300.

Jamie Gloor

Prof. Jenny Hoobler, renowned researcher of gender, leadership, and work-family intersections, recently travelled 13,000KM from Pretoria, South Africa to visit Prof. Brooke Gazdag at LMU in Munich. As a long-time admirer of Jenny’s work as well as a coauthor and friend of Brooke’s, I also made the 300KM trip to discuss ideas and experiences (over beers–it was in Munich, after all), and enjoy her presentation of her recent Journal of Management paper for the Institute for Leadership and Organization.

Per usual, it was an absolute delight to see everyone (including catching up with many members of my awesome former TUM team), and I left with more energy, enthusiasm, and insights for my research and its implications. Dankie/danke, Jenny and Brooke, and the whole LMU crew!

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How to avoid casting schadenfreude

Jamie Gloor

“To feel envy is human, to savor schadenfreude is devilish.”

―Arthur Schopenhauer

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Schadenfreude may be a German word, but it's an emotion found in workplaces worldwide. So how can managers and organizations reduce it and its harmful effects? See this new Academy of Management Insights article about our recent Academy of Management Review paper here.

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My 1st FINT in snowy St. Gallen

Jamie Gloor

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Earlier this month, I attended my first FINT (First International Network on Trust) conference, which was conveniently located in the nearby Swiss city of St. Gallen. The conference included a fantastic line-up of speakers from academia, banking, and non-profit organizations, including UZH’s own Prof. Roberto Weber and St. Gallen’s Prof. Antoinette Weibel (she and her team organized/hosted the event this year). I presented a “first cut” paper on humor as a trust cue as part of our current Swiss National Science Foundation project. I also actively participated in the many social events and Swiss experiences, including an apero with alphorn, Swiss fondue in a cheese factory, and yodeling with Appenzellers!

Attendees were encouraging and inclusive, even for me–a diversity researcher “outsider” who is merely beginning to dabble in trust research. Indeed, my first FINT was a cool experience (both metaphorically and literally). I’m delighted to have started the year off right with such inspiring presentations, interactions, and discussions.

For more information about FINT, see here. All photos credited to the official FINT photographer, Altius Media.

1st Annual Workshop on Workplace Humor SUCCESS!

Jamie Gloor

We recently welcome 20 international experts and early career scholars for our first annual winter workshop on workplace humor at the University of Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland. Cecily Cooper (Miami Business School) and Brad Bitterly (Michigan Ross) presented their recent workplace humor work and gave feedback for management scholars, while Paul McGhee (Professor Emeritus) and Tracey Platt (University of Wolverhampton) presented their thoughts on the humor habits and gelotophobia and gave feedback for psychology scholars. Thanks again to everyone for their participation and active engagement!

For a summary of the key takeaways, see here. This was created to enhance long-term learning from the event but also as an inclusion initiative for interested persons who were unable to attend.

This interdisciplinary workshop was organized by Jennifer Hoffman (UZH Psychology), Christian Kastner (UZH Psychology), and myself (UZH Business), and funded by a gracious grant from the UZH Graduate Campus.

No funny business: Leadership soft skills for a digital, dispersed, and diverse age

Jamie Gloor

Delighted to share that I just won a Lehrkredit teaching innovation grant to develop and lead a new course on soft skills for our future leaders at the University of Zurich.

Such a course is increasingly necessary in light of the rising rates of digital disruptions, computer-mediated-communication, and employee diversity, as soft skills like humor separate humans from robots and are critical for successfully interacting with people with diverse backgrounds and interests. This interdisciplinary course will blend science and practice with an all-star line-up of guest lecturers (e.g., Swiss comedian Fabian Unteregger).

Master's students will get the first chance to participate in this course in Fall 2019, after which it will become a sustainable MOOC (i.e., a completely web-based course open to all).

Researchathon: Leadership in the Digital Age

Jamie Gloor

24 scholars + 24hrs + 4 mentors, teams, & innovative ideas = 1 successful researchathon!

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Our team developed and presented an exciting new idea, “From a distance: Digital leaders’ trust building and repair.”

Thanks to Ellen Schmid, Ulf Steinberg, Emanuel Schreiner, & Simon Pfältzer for the organization. Thanks to Deanne Den Hartog, Ilke Inceoglu, Claudia Peus, & Ronit Kark for the mentorship. And last but not least, thanks to all of our enthusiastic attendees: Fabiola H. Gerpott, Brooke Gazdag, Tanja Hentschel, Kristin Knipfer, Stephanie Rehbock, Armin Pircher Verdorfer, Petra Kipfelsberger, Aldijana Bunjak, Corinna Bertling, Oliver Niebuhr, Paul Westhoff...and many more!

What a fabulous way to kick-off the new Technical University of Munich campus in Heibronn!

AMJ Paper & Idea Workshop in Paris

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On September 21, I presented “Laugh it up? Interpersonal and career effects of humor” in the selective Academy of Management Journal Paper & Idea Development Workshop at ESSEC Business School in Paris La Défense.

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AMJ editor-in-chief Jason Shaw, deputy editor Marc Gruber (also from Switzerland!), and 6 other Associate Editors (e.g., Brian L. Connelly, Pursey Heugens, Sucheta Nadkarni, Anthony J. Nyberg, Zeki Simsek, and Balagopal (Bala) Vissa) convened from across the world to provide feedback on 24 international scholars' research.

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It was an intense but inspiring and fun experience. Now to get to work incorporating feedback on my (eventual) AMJ submission…

Did you hear the one about the (free) workplace humor workshop?

Jamie Gloor

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We are pleased to announce an exciting, interdisciplinary event for early career scholars interested in humor research. Please reserve the dates now and plan to be in Zurich. Research at all stages of development is welcome, as we will have paper roundtables for more developed work as well as science slams for new ideas. There will be no participation fees due to the gratefully acknowledged funding by the UZH Graduate Camps. UZH Prof. and humor expert Willibald Ruch will welcome you, while the following international humor experts will give keynotes and serve as mentors: 

  • Dr. Brad Bitterly (OB/Business) Post-Doc, University of Michigan, USA
    Research interests are humor, status, power, and trust

  • Dr. Cecily Cooper (OB/Business) Professor, Associate Professor, University of Miami, USA
    Research interests are humor, leadership, fairness, and trust

  • Dr. Paul McGhee (Psychology) Professor Emeritus
    Research interests are development of humor in children, primates, and across the lifespan; sense of humor; humor training and malleability; humor response

  • Dr. Tracey Platt (Psychology) Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, UK
    Research interests are gelotophobia (fear of being laughed at), comic styles, class clowns, laughter, facial expressions of amusement

 

Application criteria:

The workshop is aimed for early career academics (e.g., PhD students, post docs, assistant professors), and exceptional master's students (depending on availability). Applications can be sent until December 1st to Dr. Jamie Gloor including:

  • Extended Abstract/Full Paper (what you can share, depending on the stage of your research)

  • CV (current affiliation, email, education, experience, and presentations/publications)

  • Short summary of motivation for participation and expectations (max. 200 words)

As many of our mentors also study trust, power, status, and leadership, we also encourage submissions on these topics.

"Improving Lives" @AOM 2018 in Chicago

Jamie Gloor

78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

The 5-day Academy of Management (AOM) Conference just concluded in Chicago, USA. With more than 11,000 experts from around the world, I joined 6 of my Munich team members and my UZH team member to actively engage in scholarly conversations about ways that leaders and organizations can improve employee well-being as well as our society as a whole.

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Together with Claudia Peus (TUM), I organized a symposium on early career (female) leaders and fit, drawing from leading international scholars from China, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, and the USA. Together with Xinxin Li and Sandy Lim (NUS), I presented a new experimental study on gender, parenthood, and selective incivility at work. Finally, through the OB early career faculty workshop, the leadership research incubator and the GDO early career faculty paper workshop, I received invaluable advice on other papers, including my new humor project with Agnes Baeker (UZH).

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It was fantastic to reconnect with colleagues and coauthors, make new connections over shared curiosities, start some new projects, and see a little bit of Chicago. However, 5 days of packed schedules with 11,000+ conference-goers and a 7-hour time change is enough to make even this extreme extrovert a bit tired...

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