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Diversity, equity, inclusion scholars reflect on progress, peril of 2020

January 19, 2021


Image by Blackillustrations.com Editor’s note: This article was written as a reflection on the “Race, Justice, and Equity in the Workplace and Beyond: A Call to Action” panel event held in June. Interviews were conducted with presenters in late 2020, before a predominately white mob stormed the United States Capitol during the presidential election certification […]

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The psychology of fairness: Why some Americans don’t believe the election results

December 28, 2020

By: David M. Mayer


The electoral votes have confirmed Joe Biden won the 2020 United States presidential election. The presidential electors gave Biden 306 electoral votes to President Donald Trump’s 232 votes. Biden also recorded a solid lead of over 7 million in the popular vote. Nonetheless, results from a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey found that approximately three-quarters of […]

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Employee well-being strategy isn’t optional, Monica Worline tells Fast Company

December 21, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations core faculty member Monica Worline is quoted in the Fast Company article “Why all leaders must pay attention to the wellness of their workers.” The article explores the evolution of corporate well-being programs. It notes that they began with a focus on physical health and its impact on the bottom line. […]

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Stephanie Creary hosts Wharton conversation on how to be an inclusive leader

December 21, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Research Advisory Board member Stephanie Creary and her guests discuss “How to Be an Inclusive Leader” during a Leading Diversity@Wharton conversation. Creary hosts The Wharton School speaker series and was recently joined by Wharton Dean Erika James and Corey Anthony, senior vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer […]

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Recognize risks to nurture emerging leaders, CPO researchers write

December 21, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty associates Susan J. Ashford and Scott DeRue co-authored the Harvard Business Review article “Why Capable People Are Reluctant to Lead.” The article examines new research into why promising employees fail to assume leadership opportunities and suggests strategies managers can use to nurture emerging leaders. Based on their research, Ashford, […]

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Wayne Baker co-authors new study published in Social Networks journal

December 15, 2020


The need for belonging is at the heart of new research co-authored by Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty director Wayne Baker and published in the January 2021 issue of the journal Social Networks. In “Positive Emotions, Instrumental Resources, and Organizational Network Evolution: Theorizing via Simulation Research,” Baker and co-author Ryan W. Quinn write that […]

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CPO’s November newsletter

November 30, 2020


The November 2020 issue of the Center for Positive Organization’s newsletter is now out. Read through this issue (as well as past issues) here and subscribe to future issues here.

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Brianna Caza coaches Women at Work listeners on how to pursue passion projects

November 23, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Research Advisory Board member Brianna Caza visits the Women at Work podcast for an episode called “Let’s Take Our Side Gigs Off the Back-Burner.” Caza and co-hosts Emily Caulfield, Amy Gallo and Amy Bernstein discuss how to find the time, energy, and support to pursue passion projects. Specifically, Caza coaches […]

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CPO Executive in Residence Ron May elected to National Academy of Construction

November 16, 2020


The National Academy of Construction has elected Ron May, a retired executive from DTE Energy, headquartered in Detroit, MI, as a member of its class of 2020. His induction occurred on October 29 during the NAC annual meeting, which was held online. During the induction ceremony, NAC cited May as an “innovator, change agent, teacher, […]

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How to overcome your reluctance to ask for help at work

November 16, 2020


Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels People are very generous—if you ask. Here’s how to make a thoughtful request. Jessica was overwhelmed and didn’t know what to do. She is a generous person by nature who had volunteered, as she often does, to help a stressed-out colleague. . . . But what started out as […]

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