I am an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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My Approach to Ethical Systems:

My work focuses on the complexities inherent in close relationships at work, how individuals navigate the boundary between their personal and professional lives, and the impact social media is having on individuals and organizations. My approach to ethical systems centers primarily on relationships; that is, how we can connect meaningfully with others in a way that is beneficial while avoiding common pitfalls that may accompany close bonds with colleagues. 

Major Relevant Publications

Fisher, C., Amabile, T., & Pillemer, J. (2021). How to help without micromanaging. Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review Women at Work Podcast (2019). “Work friendships are mostly amazing and sometimes messy

Pillemer, J. & Rothbard, N. (2018). Friends without benefits: Understanding the dark sides of workplace friendship. Academy of Management Review, 43(4), 635-660.

Fisher, C.M., Pillemer, J., & Amabile, T.M. (2018). Deep help in complex project work: Guiding and path-clearing across difficult terrain. Academy of Management Journal61(4), 1524–1553.

Barsade, S., & Coutfaris, C. & Pillemer, J. (2018). Emotional contagion in organizational life. Research in Organizational Behavior, 38,137-151.

Amabile, T., Fisher, C., & Pillemer, J. (2014). IDEO’s culture of helping. Harvard Business Review.

Leary, K., Pillemer, J., & Wheeler, M. (2012). Negotiating with emotion. Harvard Business Review.