July 28, 2014
What do we mean by gratitude in the workplace? Are there different types of gratitude? How does gratitude predict job satisfaction? Can an organization increase job satisfaction through gratitude interventions? What does the research show? Is gratitude contagious? How can we incorporate gratitude into workplace culture?
Faculty Affiliate Lea Waters takes on these questions in a TED-style talk at the Mind and Its Potential Conference.
June 17, 2014
American economist Milton Friedman hypothesized that if you focus solely on your own business, everything will work out. In this Positive Links Speaker Series session, the Center for Positive Organizations’ Executive-in-Residence Fred Keller suggests that Friedman wasn’t wrong–but his thinking was too narrow.
May 16, 2014
Ari Weinzweig, CEO and co-founder of Zingerman’s Community of Buisnesses, talks about the role of visioning in creating a positive business during the 2014 Positive Business Conference at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
February 24, 2014
This Positive Links Speaker Series session features Brandon Busteed (Gallup), who offers data-driven insights about the current state of higher education.
January 22, 2014
This week, the University of Michigan announced lecture dates for the most recent recipients of Distinguished University Professorships. In 2007, the Center’s Jane Dutton was honored with her own DUP, and in April of 2009 she gave her inaugural lecture, entitled “Beauty in Everyday Work: Seeing the Resourcefulness of University Staff.”
December 16, 2013
This Positive Links Speaker Series session featured Professor Wayne Baker’s research on reciprocity.
Theme for Fall 2013 Positive Links Speaker Series: Exploring Positive Relationships and Positive Organizations
December 3, 2013
In this video, Ravi Anupindi, Professor of Business Administration, interviews Alan Murray, CEO of NextFoods.
November 26, 2013
In this video, Ravi Anupindi, Professor of Business Administration, interviews Joe Bozich, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Knight’s Apparel–an organization that “fits with the broader mission of POS.”
November 20, 2013
Lea Waters (University of Melbourne) presents some of her research.