Andrew Brodsky is an Assistant Professor of Management at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard Business School and B.S. from The Wharton School. His two streams of research focus on 1) work communication and 2) work time utilization. His first stream of research centers on strategies for having difficult conversations at work. His current projects in this domain explore how to disagree with superiors without drawing backlash and how to most effectively provide feedback to peers and subordinates. His second stream of research is on how employees allocate their time at work and the subsequent productivity implications of these decisions. His research at the intersection of these two topics examines the impact of asynchronous virtual communication technologies (e.g., email) on workplace interactions and productivity.
To address these topics, Andrew has conducted research and consulted with organizations around the world such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Novo Nordisk, GuideWell Connect, Flipd, KinderWorld Education Group, and BombBomb. His research has been covered in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Forbes, Fast Company, and CNBC. In addition to his teaching at McCombs, he has previously 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.