Constance Hadley

Research Associate Professor, Management & Organizations
  • Phone 617-353-9826
  • Office 571
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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Connie Noonan Hadley is an organizational psychologist and Research Associate Professor in the Management and Organizations Department at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. Dr. Hadley serves as a Faculty Research Fellow at Questrom’s Human Resources Policy Institute (HRPI), where she is focused on applying research in real-world organizations.

She has been selected for the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024 as “one to watch” for her research on the future of work and management.

Dr. Hadley holds a PhD in organizational behavior from Harvard University, an MBA in human resource and strategic management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in social psychology from Princeton University. Previously, she worked in the fields of management consulting at McKinsey & Company and in marketing and operations at General Mills, Inc.

Dr. Hadley’s research has been published in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, The Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, and Group & Organization Management, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, NPR’s Marketplace Report, the Boston Globe, and other media outlets.

At Questrom, she has taught undergraduate and graduate students in organizational behavior and negotiations.

  • PhD, Harvard University, 2005
  • MA, Harvard University, 2003
  • MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • BA, Princeton University, 1992
  • Barlow, R., Hadley, C. (2023). "Workplace Loneliness Is Real. In-Person Work Alone Will Not Cure It, Questrom Researcher Says", Boston University's The Brink
  • Hadley, C., Kellogg, K. (2023). "How AI Can Help Stressed-Out Managers Be Better Coaches", Harvard Business Review
  • Hadley, C., Baym, N. (2023). "The Unequal Rewards of Peer Support at Work", MIT Sloan Management Review: MIT's journal of management research and ideas, Summer 2023
  • Hadley, C., Mortensen, M., Edmonson, A. (2023). "Make It Safe for Employees to Speak Up -- Especially in Risky Times", Harvard Business Review
  • Marks, B., Wright, S., Hadley, C. (2023). "Research: How Coworking Spaces Impact Employee Well-Being", Harvard Business Review
  • Hadley, C. (2022). "To Resolve Conflict and Strengthen Relationships, Pay Attention to Emotions", MIT Sloan Management Review: MIT's journal of management research and ideas
  • Hadley, C., Mortensen, M. (2022). "Do We Still Need Teams?", Harvard Business Review
  • Hadley, C. (2021). "Employees are lonelier than ever. Here’s how employers can help.", Harvard Business Review
  • Hadley, C., Mortensen, M. (2021). "These four reasons for the loneliness of your teams.", Harvard Business Review France
  • Hadley, C. (2021). "Workplace: What if we gave up some autonomy to get more sanity?", BU Today
  • Hadley, C. (2021). Teresa M. Amabile: Innovative Scholar of Creativity and Work Environments. In Mary, Barnes., Asha, Gipson., William, Pasmore., David, Szabla. (Eds.), "The Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers", Palgrave Macmillan
  • Hadley, C., Mortensen, M. (2021). "Are Your Team Members Lonely?", MIT Sloan Management Review: MIT's journal of management research and ideas, 62 (2), 36-40
  • Amabile, T., Hadley, C., Kramer, S. (2020). "HBR's 10 Must Reads on Creativity", Harvard Business School Publishing
  • Perlow, L., Hadley, C., Onelio, L. (2020). "Crafting Your Life Simulation", Harvard Business Publishing
  • Mortensen, M., Hadley, C. (2020). "How to Prepare Your Virtual Teams for the Long Haul", Harvard Business Review
  • Hadley, C., Mortensen, M. (2020). "Life under Covid-19 Survey: Results Summary",
  • Perlow, L., Hadley, C., Eun, E. (2017). "Escape the Meeting Trap: How Teams and Organizations Can Free Up Time for Meaningful Work", Harvard Business Review, 95 (4), 61-69
  • Sommer, S., Howell, J., Hadley, C. (2016). "Keeping Positive and Building Strength", Group & Organization Management, 41 (2), 172-202
  • Hadley, C. (2014). "Emotional roulette? Symmetrical and asymmetrical emotion regulation outcomes from coworker interactions about positive and negative work events", Human Relations, 67 (9), 1073-1094
  • Hadley, C., Pittinsky, T., Sommer, S., Zhu, W. (2011). "Measuring the efficacy of leaders to assess information and make decisions in a crisis: The C-LEAD scale", The Leadership Quarterly, 22 (4), 633-648
  • Amabile, T., Hadley, C., Kramer, S. (2002). "Creativity Under the Gun", Harvard Business Review
    Awards and Honors
  • 2024, Thinkers50 2024 Radar Thinker
  • 2022, Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize