Teresa Amabile

The Progress Principle

Teresa Amabile

Talk: The Progress Principle

Harvard Business School professor and author, Teresa Amabile, describes her research into what makes people happy, motivated, productive, and creative at work. Using stories from her own life and from the diaries of professionals working on creative projects inside companies, Dr. Amabile explores inner work life -- the emotions, perceptions, and motivations that people experience as they react to events in their work day.

Teresa Amabile

Teresa Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School.

The Progress Principle

What really sets the best managers above the rest? It’s their power to build a cadre of employees who have great inner work lives—consistently positive emotions; strong motivation; and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. The worst managers undermine inner work life, often unwittingly.

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