Teresa Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration and a Director of Research at Harvard Business School. Originally educated as a chemist, Teresa received her doctorate in psychology from Stanford University. She studies how everyday life inside organizations can influence people and their performance. Teresa’s research encompasses creativity, productivity, innovation, and inner work life – the confluence of emotions, perceptions, and motivation that people experience as they react to events at work.
Teresa has presented her research in many venues, including TEDx Atlanta. Visit the speaking page to watch the TEDx video. In 2011, Teresa was ranked 18 on the Thinkers 50, the definitive listing of the world’s top business thinkers.