Andrew Brodsky is a researcher and doctoral candidate of Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School. He will be taking on the role of Assistant Professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin beginning in the summer of 2017. His research focuses on a variety of types of work communication including managerial communication, employee voice (idea raising), and virtual communication. His current projects on managerial communication involve examining the most effective ways to frame incentives and work tasks to increase employee productivity and satisfaction. He is also studying the factors that drive employees to challenge the status quo in their organizations, and how they can best communicate their ideas persuasively to resistant superiors. Lastly, he is exploring how communication technologies are changing the nature of work-based interactions, and how resulting technology-based communication obstacles can be overcome.
To address these topics, Andrew has conducted research and consulted with organizations around the world such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Novo Nordisk, GuideWell Connect, KinderWorld Education Group, and BombBomb. His research has been covered in Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Forbes, Fast Company, and CNBC. He has taught courses on negotiation and organizational conflict resolution at the Harvard Extension School, and has facilitated courses on leadership for both the Harvard Business School Executive Education and MBA programs. Prior to attending Harvard Business School, Andrew received a B.S. from The Wharton School with concentrations in Management and Decision Processes.