March 21, 2019

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Please note: This event is for invited researchers only.

Humanizing at Work: Coming to see oneself and work colleagues as a human

Talk description:
The topic of de-humanization (i.e., the process of depriving a person or group of positive human qualities) is an old question that has been posed since the inception of the field of organizational behavior. Indeed, our modern culture seems to dictate  us to bring only a narrow, polished version of us to our workplaces, which hinders us from seeing and relating to each other as a holistic human being. On top of that, there are many reasons to believe that people feel devalued and worthless at work, instead of feeling a sense of dignity and self-worth through the work they do.

Eun Bit is a third-year doctoral student in the Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business, and studies how personal stories and narratives about growing from challenges can become a resource for groups and organizations. Before joining the PhD program at Michigan Ross, Eun Bit completed her undergraduate degree in Economics at Dartmouth College and master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging POS-related research ideas that are at various stages of development.

Learn more about the Adderley Positive Research Incubator here and direct questions about individual sessions to Amy Young at