Founding Columnist

Jon Jachimowicz

Jon Jachimowicz is an assistant professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on two topics. First, he studies employees' passion for their work, highlighting that passion is an attribute that varies over time. As a result, employees can pursue their passion, fall out of passion, and learn how to maintain their passion. In addition, his research highlights that passion manifests in observable behaviors which are readily perceived by others who react to those who express passion. Second, he studies economic inequality, exploring how disparities in income are perceived, and how they influence individual's emotions and behaviors. He particularly focus on how those at the bottom of the income distribution can be supported to attain more favorable long-term outcomes. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia Business School.