Joyce Bono University of Florida

Joyce Bono

Professor 352-846-0507
  • Gainesville FL UNITED STATES
  • Warrington College of Business

Joyce Bono teaches managers how to create environments that achieve business objectives while supporting employee autonomy and well-being.

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Joyce Bono is the W.A.McGriff III Professor in Management who teaches experienced and aspiring managers how to create environments that achieve business objectives while supporting employee autonomy and well-being. She studies the advancement of women leaders, the effects of managers on employees’ quality of work life, and job attitudes and emotions.

Areas of Expertise

Attitudes and Motivation
Quality of Work Life
Gender at Work

Media Appearances

This 5-minute trick can help you get the job

Fast Company  online


Dr. Joyce Bono, the W.A. McGriff III professor at the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business, and two colleagues found a simple trick may help job seekers overcome the bias hiring managers have for attractive candidates.

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Returning to the office? Experts share advice to reduce stress and anxiety for work transition

ABC WFTS Tampa Bay  online


There may be some steps employers can take as well to make the transition easier for employees. Dr. Joyce Bono, a Professor of Management at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, says she thinks it’s about having a conversation not just about flexibility, but about autonomy. “I think organizations, if they want this to be ideal for the long-run, they should be talking with employees or employ groups, job types, about what are the essential functions that need to be done in the office, what are the essential socialization needs that require us to be physically together and listening to what are the family needs of our workers,” said Dr. Bono.

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What Will Be Forever Changed As a Result of COVID-19?

NPR - From the Front Lines  radio


Melissa Feito spoke with Dr. Joyce Bono professor of management at the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business. She recently completed the first phase of a research project called "work and family during the time of Covid," detailing how working parents have adapted to these times (10:06).

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Biased expectations can sink female managers

Futurity  online


“If you’re doing performance evaluations, there’s a record in an HR file you could reference, and gender bias could be identified and dealt with,” Bono says. “But perceptions of derailment potential exist in a supervisor’s head. They’re never recorded. They’re informal assessments that supervisors make, yet they have important implications for the opportunities that supervisors provide.”

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Fostering Positive Emotions: Shifting Organizations’ Cultures to Value Well-Being

Academy of Management Proceedings

Joyce Bono, et al.


Organizations that focus upon the development of positive emotions, from the individual to the organizational culture level, improve employee well-being. Yet there are various organizational countervailing forces, such as financial pressures, geographic distance, performance pressures, and the belief that anger leads to better performance, that can prevent employees from experiencing positive emotions and enhancing them in others.

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On melting pots and salad bowls: A meta-analysis of the effects of identity-blind and identity-conscious diversity ideologies

Journal of Applied Psychology

Lisa M Leslie, et al.


Significant debate exists regarding whether different diversity ideologies, defined as individuals’ beliefs regarding the importance of demographic differences and how to navigate them, improve intergroup relations in organizations and the broader society. We seek to advance understanding by drawing finer-grained distinctions among diversity ideology types and intergroup relations outcomes.

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Theoretical and Empirical Advances on Mindfulness at Work

Academy of Management Proceedings

Ute Regina Hulsheger, et al.


Mindfulness, or nonjudgmental awareness of and attention to present-moment experiences, has drawn growing interest among organizational scholars and practitioners. While research suggests mindfulness is largely beneficial for workers’ well-being, such as greater job satisfaction and lower stress, open questions concerning mindfulness remain.

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