Meet Top 40 under 40 business professor, Dr. Erin Reid! In this segment Erin talks about “overwork culture” and the “ideal employee” and how this relates to gender inequality. Erin also shares some of her research findings about overwork vs productivity and tips to restore better work-life balance. This mini segment is jam-packed with takeaways!
Thanks for checking this out and a very special thanks to Erin for being one of my first guests!
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Dr. Erin Reid is an Associate Professor in Human Resources and Management at the DeGroote School of Business. She studies how men and women navigate careers when work is time-consuming and precarious. Her research helps explain the social roots of gender inequality, the importance of relationships, and the pull of idealized professional selves in people’s career paths. She has been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business school professors under the age of 40, listed as a Radar Thinker by Thinkers50, and named a Change Agent by Canadian Business. Erin’s research has been published in leading academic journals and management outlets such as Harvard Business Review. Her work has been profiled in media such as the New York Times, Globe and Mail, The Atlantic and Fast Company. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior & Sociology from Harvard University, an MSc from Queen’s University, and a BCom from McMaster University. She currently teaches in the MBA program of the DeGroote School of Business.
Want more? Check out some of Erin’s provocative work here:
How Some Men Fake an 80-Hour Workweek, and Why It Matters Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80-Hour Weeks