Justin M. Berg is a Ph.D. candidate in Management at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Starting in the summer of 2015, he will be an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 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 and innovation in organizations, as well as 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 Cirque du Soleil, Google, VMware, Burt’s Bees, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. His work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Organization Science, as well as featured in TIME, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Forbes, 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 Organizations 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.