About Distances in Organizations

damply Distances in Organizations (DIO) is a research network of behavioral scientists who study distances and construal levels in organizational contexts. .

Conceptual Scope

  • Spatial distances: distributed teams, telework, mobile work
  • Temporal distances: goal setting, temporal horizons, change
  • Social distances: power, diversity, social networks
  • Construal levels: conceptualization, social consequences, measurement


  • Annual Workshops: We hold our annual workshop every May, to disseminate our ideas and create new research partnerships.
  • Reference Database: We catalog all publications relevant to DIO research, in an effort to facilitate access to research findings and methods.
  • Newsletter: We send regular updates to inform our network of recently published papers and future events.

Oversight Committee

piously The role of our Oversight Committee is to provide guidance on the strategic directions that our network will be pursuing going forward.

  • Jean-Nicolas Reyt, McGill University (Chair)
  • Yaacov Trope, New York University
  • Batia Wiesenfeld, New York University
  • Nira Liberman, Tel Aviv University
  • Cheryl Wakslak, University of Southern California
  • Kentaro Fujita, Ohio State University