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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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POS in Action: The Center’s new office

October 21, 2013


What do you envision as the ideal office work environment? What are important elements?

When the Center for Positive Organizations moved into new office space last month, we were excited to implement some of the concepts that research in POS topics had shown to create great workplaces.

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Welcome to the Center for Positive Organizations!

October 18, 2013


We are excited to share with our community the news that we have changed our name from Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship to Center for Positive Organizations. The new name is a reflection of our aspiration to build on our foundation of rigorous, empirical research in the field of positive organizational scholarship (POS) and expand our impact through events, education programs, corporate partnerships, research-in-action teaching tools, and as the hub for information about POS. At the Center for Positive Organizations, our mission is to undertake and spread the science of building high-performing organizations that bring out the best in people.

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Why Your Boss Cares if You’re Happy

September 16, 2013


FastCo.Exist.com | September 16, 2013

Article on measuring and encouraging employee happiness quotes Jane Dutton on the benefits to employees, and to society as a whole.

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The Power of Positivity

September 5, 2013


Ft.com/video | September 5, 2013

Della Bradshaw of Financial Times interviews Kim Cameron on individuals with positive energy in the workplace.

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What Stops Leaders from Showing Compassion

August 29, 2013


HBR Blog Network | August 29, 2013

Blog post by Roger Schwartz links to book chapter co-authored by Jane Dutton on positive outcomes of experiencing compassion in the workplace.

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Sharing a Pursuit of POS – 2013 POS Summer Fellows

August 17, 2013


“This was among the best experiences I have had at Ross, and the people I was exposed to—from the students and staff to the faculty—have changed the way I see myself, the way I approach life, and the way I will approach work moving forward.” Anne Hafeli, MBA ‘14

The fifth cohort of POS Summer Fellows has just completed its tenure in a program that many of the participants describe as an incredible catalyst for positive growth and change in their lives. This year, twelve students (six MBA students, five undergraduates, and one doctoral student) each worked on a project with either a faculty member or staff member of the Center for POS. The work ranged from assisting with a research project on leadership development in college students, to laying the groundwork for an upcoming conference on Positive Business, to working on the development of a research-in-action tool.

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How to Turn the Job You Have into the Job You Want

August 13, 2013


from FastCompany.com | August 13, 2013

An article by Laura Vanderkam on the concept of job crafting quotes Jane Dutton on her research and on the Job Crafting Exercise she created with Amy Wrzesniewski and Justin Berg.

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A Case for POS

May 15, 2013


A proposal featuring creative, yet easily-implemented, recommendations for building a positive work culture won the Center for POS’s first case competition, which was open to all University of Michigan students. Christy Vanek (BBA, 2014), Bridget Labe (BBA, 2014), and Zarin Singh (BA, 2014) comprised Team Sunbeam, and took the $1,500 first prize. Their recommendations were all based in POS research, and included a spotlight on the importance of expressing gratitude and its positive impact on mood.

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