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Jochen Menges

Professor of HRM and Leadership

Department of Business Administration
University of Zurich

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Careers, Gender and Diversity, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Social Issues

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Future of Work, Remote Work and Working Families, Workforce Productivity

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Professor Jochen Menges holds the Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership at the Department of Business Administration and serves as the Director of the Center for Leadership in the Future of Work at the University of Zurich. He received his doctoral degree in management from the University of St. Gallen, spent a year at the Graduate School of Arts and Science at Yale University, and completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology at the University of Heidelberg. He also works as a Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and has previously served as the Chair of Leadership and HRM at WHU—Otto Beisheim School of Management in Düsseldorf.

Jochen's research focuses on the social dynamics between leaders and followers, and on the role of emotions and motivation in organizational life. He studies how leaders can successfully inspire people to pursue collective goals and how people can work together in ways that contribute to their productivity and well-being. He has published his work in the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Harvard Business Review. Jochen is also an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Discoveries and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Academy of Management Journal and The Leadership Quarterly. He received several awards for his research, among them in 2019 the Annual Prize for the Best Leadership-related Article (Institute for Leadership, Ivey Business School) and in 2016 the Academy of Management Annals Best Article Award for his work on group emotions. His discoveries have been featured in two TEDx talks and in the media around the world, including the BBC, CNN, The Economist, The Financial Times, Le Monde, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and Die Zeit.

In his research, teaching, and consulting, Jochen has worked with a diverse set of companies and organizations and is a co-founder of the Global HR Valley, which is a future-of-work ecosystem that is part of the Reskilling Revolution of the World Economic Forum, building a platform together with prominent businesses to prepare leaders and organizations for a changing world of Work. 

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