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Amy Wrzesniewski interviewed, Jane Dutton cited about job crafting

October 6, 2017


Amy Wrzesniewski was interviewed about job crafting for “You Can Turn a Job You Hate Into One You Like” in The Cut. According to Wrezniewski, “Employees are doing this anyway: deviating from the job description to find meaning in the work.” Her research with Jane Dutton was also cited. Wrzesniewski is a member of the […]

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Michelle Segar launches Sustainable Change

October 3, 2017


Michelle Segar, a faculty associate at the Center for Positive Organizations, launched a newsletter titled Sustainable Change. The newsletter is free and translates research on motivation, wellbeing, and a healthy lifestyle. Segar is a motivation scientist and directs the University of Michigan’s Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy (SHARP) Center. Her most recent book is […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer was interviewed on local NPR about co-working

September 29, 2017


Gretchen Spreitzer was interview on NPR’s All Things Considered, “Co-Working Spaces Are Redefining What It Means To Go To The Office.” According to Spreitzer, “qualitative research does show that people feel like they’re more productive in the company of others that they trust, rather than just sitting in a coffee shop.” Spreitzer is the faculty […]

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Study: Learning something new could help reduce stress

September 29, 2017


Research by Professor David Mayer and PhD students Chen Zhang and Eun Bit Hwang shows on-the-job learning helps curb counterproductive behavior. Work stress can lead to a whole host of problems for employees and organizations. While our own intuition and some studies suggest the value of relaxation techniques such as meditation or exercise, there’s another […]

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Kim Cameron, Center for Positive Organizations featured in Financial Post article

September 26, 2017


Kim Cameron and his role as founder of the Center for Positive Organizations were featured in the Financial Post article, “How a leader can introduce relational energy, affirmation and ethics.” The article stressed the importance of scholarship and research in translating theory into practice, and Kim Cameron was quoted on positive leadership practices. In addition […]

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Dave Mayer quoted for Business Insider article

September 26, 2017


David Mayer was quoted in Business Insider’s, “As America becomes more polarized, private companies are getting pushed into the political spotlight.” Mayer said it could be a good thing that private companies and their leaders are being asked by consumers to weigh-in on political and moral issues and that “societal improvement relies on us starting […]

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Leading the leaders and best: Ross professor named top undergraduate professor

September 25, 2017


It takes amazing instructors to teach the leaders and best. So we’re not surprised that Dana Muir, the Robert L. Dixon Collegiate Professor of Business and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law, was recently honored with a spot on Poets & Quants’ Top 40 Undergraduate Professors List. Professor Muir is well-known at Ross for her challenging […]

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Five CPO Consortium members named to Crain’s Detroit ‘100 Cool Places to Work in Michigan’

September 14, 2017


Congratulations to Consortium members Bluewater, EDSI, imageOne, Marketing Associates, and Phire for being named to Crain’s Detroit ‘100 Cool Places to Work in Michigan.’ These five organizations were selected for this honor based on cool positive practices that make employees feel appreciated and “attract and retain talent.” According to Crain’s, Michigan companies are “literally redefining […]

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Positive organizing in tough times

September 12, 2017

By: Chris White


Having a positive organizational culture is most important when things are not going according to plan. This is somewhat paradoxical. Many people expect that those workplaces with strong, positive cultures somehow have things go perfectly well all the time. Or if things do go wrong, that the situations get glossed over or diminished in importance. […]

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Anyone can be a leader regardless of title: Here’s how you can become one

September 12, 2017


Professor Sue Ashford, in a Harvard Business Review podcast, explains why everyone can develop as a leader, and why companies benefit from shared leadership. Who we consider leaders often gets wrapped up in titles and job descriptions, but the truth is anyone can learn to be a leader, says Michigan Ross Professor Sue Ashford. People can step up […]

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Monica Worline interviewed for The onGRIT podcast

September 11, 2017


Monica Worline was interviewed for The onGRIT podcast, “Building a compassionate workplace with Monica Worline.” According to Worline, the competitive advantages of building compassion capabilities include improving innovation, attracting talented people, developing an adaptable work force, and bettering service to others. The discussion highlighted compassion research, its application in the workplace, how to create compassionate […]

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Jane Dutton and Monica Worline interviewed on NPR’s WEMU about the benefits of compassion in the workplace

September 7, 2017


Jane Dutton and Monica Worline were interviewed by NPR’s Lisa Barry, host of Art and Soul, for “The Art of Well Being: The benefits of compassion in the workplace.” The authors discussed their research and book, Awakening Compassion at Work, and shared the four-part experience of compassion: noticing, interpreting, feeling, and acting. They said, “compassion […]

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