Anita Williams Woolley


Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior & Theory

Education:
  • Harvard University - A.B. - 1995
  • Harvard University - A.M. - 2001
  • Harvard University - Ph.D. - 2003
Areas of Expertise:
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Collaborative analysis and problem-solving in teams; collective intelligence; managing multiple team memberships.
Published Papers: 
  • Collective Intelligence in the Organization of Science
    Organization Science, Forthcoming.

  • Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups
    Science, 2010.
    (with: C Chabris, A. Pentland, N. Hashmi, T. Malone)

  • Putting First Things First: Outcome and Process Focus in Knowledge Work Teams
    Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2009.

  • Means versus Ends: Implications of Outcome and Process Focus for Team Adaptation and Performance
    Organization Science, 2009.

  • Manifesting the Value of Cognitive Diversity in Teams: The Critical Role of Emergent Interdependence
    Research on Managing Groups and Teams: Groups and Diversity 9, 2008.
    (with: H. Caruso)

  • Bringing in the Experts: How Team Composition and Work Strategy Jointly Shape Analytic Effectiveness
    Small Group Research, 2008.
    (with: M Gerbasi, C Chabris, S. Kossly, J. Hackman)

  • Using Brain-Based Measures to Compose Teams: How Individual Capabilities and Team Collaboration Strategies Jointly Shape Performance
    Social Neuroscience, 2007.
    (with: J. Hackman, T. Jerde, C Chabris, S. Bennett, S. Kossly)

  • Effects of Intervention Content and Timing on Group Task Performance
    Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 1998.

Working Papers: 
Awards:
  • Xerox Junior Faculty Chair - 2010-2011
  • Roman Weil Prize - 2010
  • Faculty Giving Chair - 2009-2010
  • Berkman Faculty Development Grant - 2009