RSS icon  RSS Feed - CPO News
Want to learn how to use an RSS feed?

+LABBER Sarah Wood coordinated mental health event, Amy Young spoke

October 17, 2017


The Michigan Daily reported on Head Talk, a Ted Talk-style panel focused on mindfulness and wellbeing, that took place during the University of Michigan’s mental health week. The event was coordinated by Sarah Wood, a +LAB fellow and Michigan Ross BBA, and included a speech by Amy Young, a CPO faculty associate whose research focuses on the […]

More

Robert E. Quinn interviewed in Investor’s Business Daily

October 17, 2017


Robert E. Quinn was interviewed in Investor’s Business Daily for “9 Authentic Actions That Build Trust” through authentic action. “We know [authentic leadership] when we see it, and we can trust it,” said Quinn. Quinn is professor emeritus at Michigan Ross. He is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations, and among other works, the […]

More

Stronger ties with coworkers boost creativity and resilience: Here’s how to start

October 11, 2017


Humans are social animals, and making connections with each other is critical to our mental and physical health. Making connections often gets forgotten at work, however, where time pressures get in the way of forming friendships. But with stress and workplace incivility on the rise, it’s time to start forming those bonds, say Michigan Ross […]

More

The simplest explanation of positive leadership

October 9, 2017

By: Chris White


“It is hard to be that nice all the time” complained a friend as we discussed the pros and cons of positive leadership. “And besides, people don’t want things sugar-coated. Sometimes they need tough love.” Quite a few people I meet have the same concerns about positive leadership, even if they do not say them […]

More

David Mayer, Chen Zhang, and Eun Bit Hwang’s research on Psych.org

October 9, 2017


David Mayer, Chen Zhang, and Eun Bit Hwang’s new research was discussed in “Relax or learn? Coping with stress at work” on Psych.org. This work shows that shows on-the-job learning helps curb counterproductive behavior and stress. “When it comes to addressing negative emotions and actions in stressful work environments, building positive resources by learning something […]

More

Vic Strecher quoted in Huffington Post article on changing organizational culture

October 6, 2017


Vic Strecher was quoted in “Don’t trust training and education to change your culture” for the Huffington Post. The article stated that culture change, including making an organization more inclusive and diverse, requires system change, measures, and consequences. Strecher is a faculty associate with the Center for Positive Organizations and behavioral scientist, professor, and Director […]

More

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 […]

More

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 […]

More

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 […]

More

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 […]

More

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 […]

More