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  •  Griffiths is Silicon Valley 'Woman of Influence'

    Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 3:57 PM

    Terri Griffith, professor of management, has been named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal's list of "Women of Influence 2012," and will be honored at a gala dinner in April. She joins a distinguished group that includes the CEO of one of the largest tech companies in the world, as well as leaders in health, financial, and non-profit sectors.

    Griffith has taught at Santa Clara University School of Business since 2001, where her research and consulting interests include the use of new technologies and organizational practice. Utilization of technology is also the subject of her new book, The Plugged-In Manager, and her blog "Technology and Organizations," a widely followed commentary on the implementation and effective use of technology in organizations.

    She has taught at Washington University (St. Louis) and the University of Arizona. He received her bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon.

  •  Griffith Celebrates New Book

    Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 12:58 PM

    Successful managers mix people, technology, and structure into new business solutions by staying “plugged-in,” says Management Professor Terri Griffith in her new book, The Plugged-In Manager, to be published this month by Jossey-Bass. Griffith and her colleagues will celebrate the book’s release at a reception on Wednesday, October 26, in Lucas Hall.

    Griffith, a popular Santa Clara University Business School instructor and author of the award-winning “Technology and Organizations” blog, wrote the book after seeing that most discussions of management practice focused on either people issues or organizational issues, and rarely touching on technology used in either case. She noticed that the most adept managers in leading companies were skilled at using all three dimensions, and began interviewing those business leaders most proficient at combining the three.

    The managers who excelled were not experts in technology or psychology, she discovered, but were exceptional in the way they connected people, technology, and organizational practice to develop new business processes. In the book, Griffith outlines three practices that each of the exemplary managers use, and demonstrates how each practice can be adopted to improve performance by individual managers and their organizations. 

    The book release reception, hosted by Business School Dean Drew Starbird, will feature brief remarks by Griffith and copies for sale by the campus bookstore. For reservations, see www.scu.edu/business/plugged-in.cfm.

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