Yu Tse Heng
Assistant Professor of Commerce
McIntire School of Commerce
University of Virginia
Organizational Behavior, Social Issues
Burnout, Compassion, Grief, Future of Work, Workforce Productivity
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Yu Tse Heng is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
Her research uncovers ways in which we can humanize the workplace by acknowledging, appreciating, and wherever possible, harnessing employees' full humanity. Specifically, her work explores (a) the role of self- and other-compassion in alleviating suffering at work, (b) the grief-work interface, and (c) dimensions of employees' personal lives that are ignored in the workplace.
Yu Tse has received several research awards. For her dissertation work on how bereaved employees navigate work after losing a loved one, she won the Academy of Management William H. Newman All-Academy Best Dissertation Award (2022) and was runner-up for the Organization Science/INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition (2020). Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Yu Tse's popular press writing has been published in Harvard Business Review and Harvard Business Publishing (Education). Her work has also been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Financial Times, and CNBC Make It.
- How Other- and Self-Compassion Reduce Burnout through Resource Replenishment, Academy of Management Journal
- The Grief-Work Interface: How Employees Navigate Work After Losing a Loved One, Academy of Management Proceedings
- Bringing Compassion into Business: The Role of Self/Other Compassion in Organizational Relationships, Academy of Management Proceedings
- Self-Compassion in Organizations: Future Directions in Practice and Research, Academy of Management Proceedings
SME Subject Areas
Careers, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainability, Ethics, Gender and Diversity, Health Care, Human Resources, International Management, Leadership, Management Consulting, Management Education, Management History, Management Theory, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior, Public and Nonprofit, Religion and Spirituality, Research Methods, Social Issues, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation