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Urban Ashes receives top honor in University of Michigan positive business competition

April 20, 2018


Urban Ashes selected as the first ever Platinum Awardee of the Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations’ Positive Business Project. 15Five, Balance Massage, Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals, and Root Inc. selected as Gold Awardees. Urban Ashes, a full-service design and fabrication company, was named the first ever Platinum Awardee in the 2018 Positive Business […]

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The New York Times offers job crafting as part of late-career change advice

April 2, 2018


Job crafting or the idea of redesigning your job to better suit your values, passions, and strengths was offered as a form of late-career change advice in The New York Times article, “When Small Steps Can Change Your Life.” Job crafting is the brainchild of Jane Dutton, Amy Wrzesniewski, and Justin Berg. Dutton is a […]

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Reciprocity Ring featured in Forbes op-ed

April 2, 2018


A recent Forbes op-ed, “The Reciprocity Ring: When Giving At Work Becomes An Act Not A Check,” explains the theory behind and usefulness of the Reciprocity Ring. The Reciprocity Ring, developed by Wayne Baker, Cheryl Baker, and Adam Grant is the idea of both asking for and giving help to create a culture of giving. […]

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Shirli Kopelman discusses pay injustices on popular podcast

March 29, 2018


Negotiations expert Shirli Kopelman offers advice on addressing perceived pay unfairness. Talking about compensation is seldom easy, especially if you feel you are being paid unfairly. Michigan Ross Professor Shirli Kopelman, in a new episode of Harvard Business Review’s advice podcast, Dear HBR:, delves into questions from listeners about the challenges and opportunities around perceived […]

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In Fast Company, Adam Grant writes about research with Wayne Baker, Givitas

March 26, 2018


In his Fast Company Science of Work contribution, Adam Grant writes about the surprising sociology behind the Reciprocity Ring and how he, along with Wayne Baker and Cheryl Baker, have developed a new tool to expand its impact. Givitas is a scalable technology platform that uses the principles from Grant’s book Give and Take to […]

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Adam Grant co-authors HBR article about employee surveys

March 23, 2018


In the Harvard Business Review article, “Employee Surveys Are Still One of the Best Ways to Measure Engagement,” Adam Grant and co-authors Scott Judd and Eric O’Rourke explain why in this new era of passive, machine-learning forecasts it is still important to offer employee surveys. Grant et al. give three reasons to still use surveys: […]

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Givitas launches to help companies build “giving cultures,” increasing employee engagement and efficiency

March 23, 2018


Givitas is the knowledge collaboration platform based on the game-changing approach from co-founder Adam Grant’s bestseller Give and Take. Give and Take, Inc. announced that Givitas, its knowledge collaboration platform, is coming out of beta and is available for widespread use in enterprises. Givitas is a technology platform that helps organizations apply and scale the concepts of […]

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Amy Wrzesniewski quoted in BBC article about Stephen Hawking’s legacy

March 22, 2018


In the BBC article, “Stephen Hawking’s advice for fulfilling career,” Amy Wrzesniewski explains how people can use job crafting to help bring meaning and purpose to their work and life. Job crafting, based on research by Wrzesniewski along with Jane Dutton and Justin Berg, is that idea that employees can redesign their own jobs in […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer on The Art of Well Being

March 22, 2018


Gretchen Spreitzer was interviewed by local NPR station WEMU for a segment call “Art & Soul – The Art of Well Being.” In this episode titled “Finding Meaning and Purpose at Work,” Spreitzer explains the importance of finding work that is energizing and not depleting. Spreitzer is the Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor […]

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To keep sustainability moving forward, business must transform the market, Ross professor says

March 16, 2018


New paper from Andy Hoffman examines ‘The Next Phase of Business Sustainability’ Corporations have made substantial progress integrating sustainable business practices — but that’s not enough, Michigan Ross Professor Andy Hoffman says in a new paper. Writing in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, he argues that “The Next Phase of Business Sustainability” must be fundamental […]

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Clot Buster wins the 35th annual Pryor-Hale Award at the Michigan Business Challenge

March 16, 2018


After months of preparation and training leading up to the finals on Friday February 16, Clot Buster – a startup developing a medical device to safely and rapidly remove clots for stroke treatment – has been named the overall winner of the 2018 Michigan Business Challenge. As the recipient of the Pryor-Hale Award for Best […]

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