Prof. Emmanuelle Léon and her co-authors won the Organizational Behavior Division’s Outstanding International Implications Paper Award for their research on the impact of psychological climate for face time on remote work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Organizational Behavior (OB) division of the Academy of Management rewarded professors Marie-Colombe Afota, Ariane Ollier, Emmanuelle Léon and Yanick Provost Savard for their research titled “Work-From-Home Adjustment in the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Psychological Climate for Face Time,” which is the result of one of the research projects conducted within the Reinventing Work Chair. It is currently under review for publication in the AOM proceedings, and a shortened version has been published on The Conversation in French and English.

“As you likely know, the OB division receives a great deal of submissions,” explained AOM Executive Committee member Shimul Melwani upon announcing it to the recipients. “Winning this award is no small feat: The quality of your paper made it clearly rise to the top!” She added that the award committee was very impressed, writing: “The paper explores how psychological climate for face time affects work-from-home adjustment (WFH) across 3 countries. The paper contributes the new construct of WFH adjustment, offers strong theoretical rationale and excellent research design. The article examines an important issue that many organizations and employees are currently experiencing, that is WFH in the COVID-19 pandemic. By considering the impact of national context on this relationship, the paper has important international implications.”


Here is a presentation of the research project: