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Jim Harter

Jim Harter

Chief Scientist, Workplace Management & Well-Being
Omaha, Nebraska

About Jim

Conducts research on the relationship between employee engagement and business results

Jim is the primary researcher and author of the first large-scale, multi-organization study to investigate the relationship between work-unit employee engagement and business results, including profitability, productivity, turnover, customer engagement, safety and health. Updated periodically, this study currently covers more than 82,000 business units and includes 1.8 million employees in 230 organizations across 49 industries and in 73 countries. Jim's work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Time magazine.

Jim is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller 12: The Elements of Great Managing and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. His research is also featured in the bestselling management classic First, Break All the Rules.

Jim has authored or coauthored more than 1,000 research studies on employee engagement and talent and on topics in applied psychology and well-being. His specialties include psychological measurement and estimating the economic impact of management initiatives.

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelor's Degree, Business

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Master's Degree, Psychology

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Doctorate, Psychology

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