Professor Teresa Amabile
Thursday, August 11, 2011
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago
227 W. Monroe Street, 45th floor
Join us for a special event with HBS Professor
Teresa Amabile to find out what makes people happy, motivated,
productive, and creative at work. Professor Amabile will reveal the answer as well
as the implications for managing people--and yourself.
SPECIAL BONUS: The first 50 people to Reserve for this event will qualify for a FREE copy of Professor Amabile's book, The Progress Principle, which they will receive when they attend the event. (Sorry, books cannot be mailed!)
research reveals surprising answers to the question, "What makes people
happy, motivated, productive, and creative at work?" Inner work
life--the continuous stream of emotions, perceptions, and motivations at
work--has a profound effect on a person's performance. So what boosts
people's inner work lives? Professor Amabile, Edsel Bryant Ford
Professor of Business Administration at HBS, will answer these questions
and explain the Progress Principle.
About Teresa Amabile
Teresa Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business
Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard
Business School. She is also a Director of Research at the
School. Originally educated and employed as a chemist, Dr. Amabile
received her Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University in 1977. Her
research investigates how life inside organizations can influence people
and their performance. Originally focusing on individual creativity,
Dr. Amabile's research expanded to encompass individual productivity,
team creativity, and organizational innovation. This 35-year program of
research on how the work environment can influence creativity and
motivation yielded a theory of creativity and innovation; methods for
assessing creativity, motivation, and the work environment; and a set of
prescriptions for maintaining and stimulating innovation. Dr.
Amabile's current research program focuses on the psychology of everyday
work life: how events in the work environment influence subjective
experience ("inner work life") and performance (creativity,
productivity, and commitment to the work). Before joining HBS, Dr.
Amabile held several research grants as a professor at Brandeis
University, including "Creativity and Motivation," from the National
Institute of Mental Health, and "Downsizing Industrial R&D," from
the Center for Innovation Management Studies. She was awarded the E.
Paul Torrance Award by the Creativity Division of the National
Association for Gifted Children in 1998, and the Leadership Quarterly
Best Paper Award by the Center for Creative Leadership in 2005.
Amabile has presented her theories, research results, and practical
implications to various groups in business, government, and education,
including Lucent Technologies, Procter & Gamble Company, Novartis
International AG, and Motorola. In addition to participating in various
executive programs at Harvard Business School, she created the MBA
course, Managing for Creativity, and currently teaches the course in
Leadership and Organizational Behavior. Dr. Amabile was the
host/instructor of Against All Odds: Inside Statistics, a 26-part
instructional series originally produced for broadcast on PBS. She has
served as a Director of Harvard Business Publishing and Seaman
Corporation, and a Trustee of the Creative Education Foundation.
Dr. Amabile is the author of The Progress Principle, Creativity in Context, and Growing Up Creative,
as well as over 150 scholarly papers, chapters, case studies, and
presentations. She serves on the editorial boards of Creativity Research
Journal, Creativity and Innovation Management, and Journal of Creative
Behavior. Her papers include: Creativity (Annual Review of Psychology), Assessing the Work Environment for Creativity (Academy of Management Journal); Changes in the Work Environment for Creativity during Downsizing (Academy of Management Journal); Leader Behaviors and the Work Environment for Creativity: Perceived Leader Support (Leadership Quarterly); and Affect and Creativity at Work (Administrative Science Quarterly). She has also published several articles in Harvard Business Review.
Please feel free to check out Professor Amabile's blog on the Harvard Business Review website on "Winning, Losing, and Collaboration."
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DATE: Thursday, August 11
TIME: 5:30-7:30 PM
LOCATION: McDermott Will & Emery, 227 W. Monroe Street, 45th Floor, Chicago
COST: HBSCC Patron and Patron & Guest Pass members: Free
HBSCC Regular members and their guests: $20/person
Non-members of HBSCC: $40/person
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McDermott Will & Emery
227 W. Monroe Street 45th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Look Who's Coming:
Adam Weber, Google
David Hall, 95 Percent Group Inc.
Lauren Hall, Lawrence Univ.
Willard McNitt, Thurston Group
Thomas Breuer, bpc
Sanay Patel, redbox
Nicole Roden, redbox
Kenny Huang, redbox
Greg Barnes, redbox
Sava Marinkovich, mySkin
Leslie Grant, Alliance Bernstein
... a total of 43 guests.