Laurie Barclay, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University

Enhanced Fairness in the Workplace: A Call To Action
Laurie Barclay


Winter 2021
Lecture Time: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Emotions are a fundamental aspect of organizational life—they characterize our experiences, direct our focus, and guide our attitudinal and behavioral reactions. Despite the recognition that experiencing unfairness in the workplace is inherently emotional, scholarly attention on fairness issues has been dominated by a focus on the cognitive landscape of these experiences whereas emotions have been “underemphasized and underappreciated.” In this presentation, I highlight the pervasive and influential role of emotions within the context of fairness and how delving into this emotional landscape can open important new research avenues. Specifically, I focus on how emotions can guide important behavioral responses to (un)fairness, impact the value that employees place on fairness, influence recovery from unfairness, and facilitate and/or hinder leaders’ delivery of fairness

Recording & Additional Notes

Dr. Laurie Barclay is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management in the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research interests focus on fairness issues in the workplace, including how to facilitate recovery from unfair experiences, the role of emotions in experiences of injustice, and how to overcome the obstacles that can hinder managers and organizations from fostering fairness.
Laurie’s publications have appeared in outlets such as the Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Her research has received numerous awards, has been profiled in the media (e.g., Financial Times, NBC News), and supported by prestigious grants including the Ontario Early Researcher Award and multiple grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Laurie is also an enthusiastic teacher and mentor who has received multiple teaching awards, including the Alumni Award of Excellence for Mentoring. Laurie has also made extensive service contributions to the academic community. She is currently serving a second term as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Organizational Behavior and also serves on the editorial boards for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Psychology Review, and the Journal of Business & Psychology.