Ph.D. University of Michigan.
B.S. Miami University.
Gretchen M. Spreitzer's research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change and decline. Her most recent work is looking at positive deviance and how organizations enable employees to flourish. This work fits within a larger effort at Michigan's Business School to develop a Scholarship of Positive Organizing that is dedicated to understanding how work organizations contribute to the development of human strengths and virtues.
Cameron, K. and Spreitzer, G. (editors). 2012. Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Spreitzer, G. & Grant, T. (2012). Helping students manage their energy: Taking Their Pulse with the Energy Audit. Journal of Management Education, 36(2): 239-263.
Spreitzer, G., & Porath, C. (In press). How can organizations enable more thriving at work? Organization Dynamics.
Spreitzer, G., & Cameron, K. (In press). Applying a POS Lens to Bring out the Best in Organizations. Organization Dynamics.
Quinn, R., Spreitzer, G.M., & Lam, C.F. (2012). A comprehensive review and integrative framework of energy at work. Academy of Management Annals.