Špela Trefalt
Associate Professor, Diane K. Trust Chair in Leadership Development
Simmons School of Management

Related Research Interests

I study how professionals manage the demands of work and life outside of work, with particular emphasis on the role of interpersonal relationships in this process. I focus on what enables them to thrive in the context of extremely high work demands and desires for meaningful involvement in other aspects of life, and recently became especially interested in how coaching can support individuals in these aspirations.

Related Publications

  • Heaphy, E., & Trefalt, S. (in press).  Hiding in Plain Sight: Co-Enacting the Sustainable Worker Schema in a Consulting Firm. Organization Science.
  • Trefalt, Š. (2020).  Leading Organizational Change: Semester-Long Project.   Management Teaching Review, 5 (1), 41-58.
  • Trefalt, Š., & Besharov, M. H.-P. (2016). “The journey from data to a qualitative inductive paper: Who helps and how?” In K. D. Elsbach & R. M. Kramer (Eds.), Handbook of innovative qualitative research:401-410. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Las Heras, M., Trefalt, Š., & Escribano, P. I. (2015). “How national context moderates the impact of family-supportive supervisory behavior on job performance and turnover intentions.”Management Research. The Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, 13(1), 55-82. * 2016 Outstanding Paper Award*
  • Trefalt, Š. 2013. “Between you and me: Setting work-nonwork boundaries in the context of workplace relationships.” Academy of Management Journal, 56, 1802-1829.
  • Trefalt, Š., Drnovšek, M., Svetina-Nabergoj, A., & Adlešič, R. 2013.  “Work-life experiences in rapidly changing national contexts: Structural misalignment, comparisons and choice overload as explanatory mechanisms.”  European Management Journal, 31, 448-463. *Finalist: 2014 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research*
  • Trefalt, Š. 2012. “Fairly Flexible: Preventing perceptions of unfairness in enactment of workplace flexibility.” In Steven Poelmans, Jeffrey Greenhaus and Mireia Las Heras Maestro (Eds.) Expanding boundaries of work-family research: A vision for the future. Palgrave Macmillan.