Sally Maitlis is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership at the Said 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 organizational 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 organisations. Another stream of research explores the joys and struggles of those pursuing the work that feels most meaningful to them.
Sally’s research has been published in most of the major management journals, including the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Organizational Science, and Organizational Studies. She specializes in qualitative research, closely observing individual, team and organizational processes as they unfold in real time, and analysing these processes through talk and text. She is a former Associate Editor of Non-Traditional Research at the Journal of Management Inquiry, and currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Canadian Journal of the Administrative Sciences, and the Journal of Management Inquiry.