Justin M. Berg is a Ph.D. candidate in Management at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in Organizational Studies and Psychology with Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, and Highest Honors in Organizational Studies. His research focuses on creativity in organizations and the concept of “job crafting”, which is the process of employees redesigning their own formal jobs.
Justin has done research with and consulted for a variety of organizations, including Google, Burt’s Bees, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. His work has been published in Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, and Academy of Management Review, as well as featured in TIME, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, and Harvard Business Review. In addition, Justin has received the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students.
Prior to graduate school, Justin was a Research & Development Consultant for the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. During this time, he led the invention of the Job Crafting Exercise (along with Jane Dutton and Amy Wrzesniewski), which is a tool that helps people identify opportunities to revision and redesign their jobs to better suit their personalities and interests.