March 19, 2018

4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Free and open to the public

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Colloquium, 6th Floor, Ann Arbor

Hazel Rose Markus
Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychology
Stanford University

About Positive Links

The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, offers inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in its people. Attendees learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.

About the talk

As the world gets smaller, people with different cultural backgrounds are colliding like never before. A root cause of many everyday tensions between genders, races, and social classes is the clash between the values and practices of independence and those of interdependence. Drawing from her book Clash! How to Thrive in a Multicultural World, Markus will show how recognizing and including interdependence within workplace culture cycles can bridge divides and enhance individual motivation, creativity, and performance.

About Markus

Hazel Rose Markus is Professor of Psychology and Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She is also co-director of SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions. Her research focuses on how culture shapes mind and behavior. She examines how multiple forms of culture (e.g., national origin, ethnicity, race, social class, gender and occupation) influence the self, and in turn, psychological functioning, including cognition, emotion, motivation and intergroup processes.


Julia Lee, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations


The Center for Positive Organizations thanks University of Michigan Learning & Professional DevelopmentSanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ’75) Jones for their support of the 2017-18 Positive Links Speaker Series.

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