My research interests lie in the field of organizational behavior, with an emphasis on understanding how employees mentally represent their work roles.
Drawing upon construal level theory, a social-cognitive theory focused on how people construe targets, my research suggests that certain behaviors and organizational factors make employees think about their work more concretely or more abstractly, with downstream consequences on their own behavior, and how they are perceived by others.
Wiesenfeld, B. M., Reyt, J.N., Brockner, J. (2017). Construal level theory in organizational research. Invited Paper: Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior.
Reyt, J. N., Wiesenfeld, B. M., Trope, Y. (2016) Big picture is better: The social implications of construal level for advice taking. Organizational Behavior and Human Decisions Processes.
Reyt, J. N., Wiesenfeld, B. M. (2015) Seeing the forest for the trees: Mobile technology and knowledge workers’ integration behaviors, Academy of Management Journal.