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Recent Highlights – December 2013

December 17, 2013


6 Essential Ways to Build a Positive Organization

In an interview on Forbes.com, Center for Positive Organizations managing director Chris White identifies based-in-research tactics for tapping resources that “can lead to vibrant, energized people contributing at the highest level in thriving workplaces.”

The Good Guys Win: How a new field of research is redefining—and redesigning—success in business

On livehappymagazine.com, Patton Dodd quotes Kim Cameron and Jane Dutton in a feature on the application of research findings in positive organizational scholarship by then-CEO John Y. Kim—including institutionalizing forgiveness, resilience, supportive communication, and employee empowerment—during a difficult merger at Prudential Retirement.

+Lab Student Fellows Experience Reciprocity Ring

The Center for Positive Organizations +Lab student fellows participated in a Reciprocity Ring and will have the opportunity to collaborate with CPO Partner Humax Corporation on a beta test for a mobile app based on the Ring.

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POS in Action: The Motley Fool wins a 2014 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award

December 17, 2013


Congratulations to The Motley Fool and CEO Tom Gardner for being named the best medium-sized company to work for by Glassdoor!

The anonymous employee reviews of The Motley Fool on Glassdoor reveals some of the reasons The Motley Fool earned this award: employees remark on the high level of autonomy they enjoy, ample opportunities for professional development and advancement, and the collaborative environment.

In May 2014, Gardner will speak at the Positive Business Conference hosted by the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

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Positivity Resonates – Barb Fredrickson at Positive Links

December 17, 2013


Barb Fredrickson, a leading scholar on positive emotions and human flourishing, returned to the Center for Positive Organizations to share the latest developments in her research on positivity. Barb first presented at Positive Links 10 years ago, and we are grateful for her membership in the community of Positive Organizational Scholarship researchers worldwide.

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6 Essential Ways To Build A Positive Organization

December 13, 2013


forbes.com | December 13, 2013

Kathy Caprino of forbes.com talks with Chris White–Managing Director of the Center for Positive Organizations–about some of the most important POS research and the best ways to build a positive organization. Chris offers six effective ways to get started on the path to positivity.

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Chris White interviewed for Forbes article on building a positive organization

December 13, 2013


In the Forbes article, “6 Essential Ways To Build A Positive Organziation, ” CPO Managing Director, Chris White, citing research from CPO faculty, explains six ways to create positive organizations that make the utmost of human performance. Focus Behavior on the Do’s, Not Just the Don’ts Kim Cameron is cited for his research on virtuousness, and how attributes […]

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The Three R’s – and G: The place for Gratitude in Early Education

November 25, 2013


How would the educational experience be transformed—and transforming—if gratitude was part of the curriculum for students, and for training of teachers and administrators? Lea Waters is dedicated to providing the answers, as well as the resources, via her research on gratitude.

Lea Waters is the director of the Centre for Positive Psychology in the School of Education at the University of Melbourne, and she recently visited the Center for Positive Organizations to share her research into the importance of gratitude to well-being, and how best to engender a culture of gratitude in schools. She presented her research to University of Michigan faculty members and doctoral students in a POS Research Incubator session, and gave presentations on early education curricula featuring gratitude to students in the Center for Positive Organizations +Lab.

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POS in Action: Step one when facing an “insurmountable” challenge: identify the positives

November 25, 2013


Identify the problem, then formulate a solution. Reasonable strategy? What about looking first at what is right in the situation, and how to build on it? This is what Jim Mallozzi did in 2009, when he was appointed CEO to Prudential Real Estate and Relocation, which was deep in the red at time. He applied what he had learned from research in the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship, and not only implemented strengths-based strategies, but worked to answer the question, “How do we achieve something that is truly great and never before seen in our industry?”

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Research Community Ads

November 25, 2013


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Would you like to reach out to others doing research on a particular topic?

Do you have a data set that may be helpful to someone else?

Email Janet Max at jmax@umich.edu to place an ad.

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Recent Highlights from our Facebook page

November 25, 2013


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CPO Partners with Humax Networks

Jane Dutton Quoted on Forbes.com

Ross Announces Positive Business Conference

What’s YOUR Legacy?

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The Good Guys Win: How a new field of research is redefining—and redesigning—success in business

November 18, 2013


livehappymagazine.com | November 18, 2013

Patton Dodd quotes Kim Cameron and Jane Dutton in a feature on the application of research findings in positive organizational scholarship during a difficult merger – “With the help of Kim [Cameron] and Robert [Quinn], John [Y. Kim, CEO,] and his team began to introduce positive organizational principles into Prudential Retirement—including institutionalizing forgiveness, resilience, supportive communication and employee empowerment—with the goal of creating sustainable culture change and meeting business goals.”

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Center for Positive Organizations Partners with Humax Corporation to Help Businesses Implement Positive Practices

November 13, 2013


The Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, a world-class research center fostering the creation and growth of positive organizations, today announced that it has partnered with Humax Corporation, a leader in bringing the benefits of network science to individuals and organizations around the world.

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