AOM Scholars on... Team Dynamics in the New Pandemic Workplace

This AOM Scholars panel features consist AOM Subject Matter Experts Anne Burmeister of Erasmus University, Ellen Kossek of Purdue University, Hakan Ozcelik of California State University, Sacramento, and Kira Schabram of the University of Washington as they share their expertise and research-based insights on team cohesion and engagement given the increasingly dispersed nature of workplace teams during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The panel will also feature discussion regarding:
-How the pandemic has dramatically altered workplace teams, and this trend’s impact on organizations
-How organizations can promote team cohesion in today’s pandemic workplace
-Characteristics of great teams in hybrid work environments
-Predictions on the future of work and teams

Panel Moderator
Anne Burmeister, Erasmus University
Anne Burmeister is Assistant Professor Human Resource Management at Rotterdam School of Management Organization and Personnel Management.
Anne Burmeister is Assistant Professor Human Resource Management at Rotterdam School of Management Organization and Personnel Management.
She obtained her PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology from Leuphana University Lueneburg (Germany) and spent two years as a Postdoc in Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Before her PhD, she worked as a strategy consultant for Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she built expertise on strategy and people and organization topics in various industries.
Her research on knowledge transfer processes and social interactions at work with a focus on aging and age-diverse workforces, contributes to the more effective management of knowledge and diversity in organizations.

Ellen Kossek, Purdue University
Ellen Ernst Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management and the first elected President of the Work-Family Researchers Network.
Ellen studies how work-life boundaries, work-life-family and diversity employment practices impact women’s workplace inclusion and career equality.
Ellen recently led in writing a commissioned report for the National Academies of Sciences on the effects of COVID-19 on the work-life boundaries and domestic labor of Women in Academic Science STEMM; and also has written reports on future work life policies for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Hakan Ozcelik, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Hakan Ozcelik is a Professor of Management at The California State University, Sacramento State, College of Business.
Hakan studies emotions in organizational life, focusing on topics such as workplace loneliness, discrete emotions, surface acting, leadership, emotional climate, decision-making, cross-cultural communication, well-being, organizational neuroscience, and utilizing filmmaking to analyze work emotions.
Findings of Dr. Ozcelik’s research have been featured in several media outlets, including New York Times, The Guardian, Fortune Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, Ladders, Comstock’s Magazine, and CNN.

Kira Schabram, University of Washington
Kira Schabram is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Her research expertise is in understanding and mitigating the challenges faced by employees who want to make a positive impact in the world. She explores conditions that thwart such virtuous efforts, as well as how the impulse to make a positive difference can, counter-intuitively, lead to costly consequences.
Much of her field work focuses on examining the growing portion of employees who view work as a ‘calling’ including recent studies of animal shelter employees, wedding officiants, funeral directors, and those who work in residential care facilities.
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