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Rob Dube asks: What happens when you help team members find new jobs?

January 12, 2018


In his Forbes blog, Rob Dube explains how imageOne’s core values of honesty, vulnerability, and caring factor into the support of what their team members need and want in their lives. Dube is president and co-founder of imageOne, a member of the Center’s Positive Organizations Consortium and an Example of Excellence in the 2017 Positive […]

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Sara Soderstrom

How Sara Soderstrom prepares her students for difficult conversations

January 10, 2018


Sara Soderstrom, a faculty associate at the Center for Positive Organizations, was interviewed for a Poll Everywhere blog post about how she builds a psychologically safe space in her classroom where students and teachers can have conversations, especially about contentious issues, grounded in a culture of mutual respect. Soderstrom is an assistant professor of organizational […]

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Dutton, Wrzesniewski job crafting research cited in HBR article about meaning in work

January 10, 2018


Justin Berg, Jane Dutton and Amy Wrzesniewski’s research on job crafting was cited in the Harvard Business Review article, “To find meaning in your work, change how you think about it.” Job crafting is that idea that employees can redesign their own jobs in ways that can foster job satisfaction, engagement, resilience, and thriving at […]

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Using improv to connect, Chris Murchison’s latest Whil blog

January 9, 2018


“Embracing the unknown: Using improvisation for connection” is the title of Chris Murchison’s latest blog post for Whil. In it, Murchison shares some basic concepts of improvisation and how it can be used as a relational practice and at work. He teaches a well-received session on improv during the Center for Positive Organization’s Magnify Immersion […]

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Are you a positive deviant?

January 9, 2018

By: Chris White


You know positive deviants when you see them. You may even be one. If so: we want to celebrate you. Positive deviants shake up the status quo. Amid the atrophy of a traditional organization, you inject new dynamics and force the system to respond to your initiatives. You are highly engaged, going above and beyond […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer

Gretchen Spreitzer quoted in The Cut story about feedback for remote workers

January 8, 2018


Gretchen Spreitzer was quoted in The Cut, part of New York Magazine, about the difficulty of giving and receiving feedback to people who work remotely. In “The worst part of working remotely is trying to guess what your boss is thinking,” Spreitzer explains the need for feedback that is both written and face-to-face. “[In person,] […]

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2018 Positive Business Project applications are open!

January 5, 2018


Is your organization dedicated to creating positive change? Then we want to hear from you! The Positive Business Project is an annual student-led initiative presented by the Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations aimed at identifying, studying, celebrating, and spreading positive business in organizations of all types. Each year, submissions to the Project are reviewed by a panel […]

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Kim Cameron interviewed on The Business of Giving

December 20, 2017


Kim Cameron recently appeared on The Business of Giving, a weekly podcast focused on solutions to today’s complex social problems. During the interview, Cameron spoke about one of the foundational questions of his research: “what we’ve done over the last fifteen years is to ask the question, do [positivity and virtuousness] affect performance in areas […]

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Jane Dutton and Monica C. Worline

Awakening Compassion at Work named a favorite book of 2017 by Greater Good Magazine

December 18, 2017


Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations, by Jane Dutton and Monica Worline, was chosen by Greater Good‘s editorial staff as a favorite book of 2017. “While employers might consider compassion unnecessary ‘fluff,’” they write, “Worline and Dutton provide proof that it’s anything but—and instead show how compassion is a win-win […]

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Adam Grant quoted in Quartz article on holiday gift giving in the workplace

December 15, 2017


What should you give your manager, employee, or colleague this holiday season? A recent article from Quartz offers Adam Grant‘s advice: “what if we each picked ten people and told them what we appreciate about them?” Grant’s idea comes by way of the Reflected Best Self Exercise, which he first encountered in graduate school at […]

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“Peaceful partnerships,” latest Forbes blog by Rob Dube

December 13, 2017


Rob Dube, from Positive Organizations Consortium member company imageOne, penned an op-ed for Forbes about how he uses mindful meditation to both run his organization and strengthen his 26-year relationship with his business partner. In the decade since starting my meditation practice, I’ve noticed a huge shift in our partnership.  

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