Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of 15 books including: “Leadership B.S.: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time,” “Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t,” and his latest book, “Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—And What We Can Do About It.”
Dr. Pfeffer received his Ph.D from Stanford University and has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University, and London Business School, among others. He currently serves on the advisory boards for Collective Health and Quorso, and on the board of the nonprofit Quantum Leap Healthcare. Dr. Pfeffer is in the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame and has been listed as one of the Most Influential HR International Thinkers by HR Magazine.
In this interview, Dr. Pfeffer discusses organizational design and behavior and what a healthy workforce should look like. He also talks about the connection between stressful work environments and poor healthy as well as why this is becoming a crisis in America and other parts of the world. He further talks about the role employers play and how they can be good stewards of their employees’ lives and promote a healthier workforce first.