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How to succeed at work as a cultural minority, new research by Laura Morgan Roberts

October 10, 2019

Laura Morgan Roberts co-authored a Harvard Business Review article title, “The Benefits of Bringing Your Whole Identity to Work.” The article explores four strategies – and their associated risks – for cultural-minority professionals to succeed at work by leveraging their differences. The article compliments a paper published in Organizational Science in June, “Leveraging Minority Identities […]


Dishonest behavior damages the ability to read other people’s emotions

September 13, 2019

Research by Professor Julia Lee reveals how doing the wrong thing can harm interpersonal relationships. People who act dishonestly don’t only hurt the people they’ve wronged — they also harm themselves. New research by Michigan Ross Professor Julia Lee and colleagues finds that individuals who engage in dishonest behavior become less accurate at reading the […]


Gretchen Spreitzer

Gretchen Spreitzer contributes to MarketWatch article on co-working spaces

July 10, 2019

Gretchen Spreitzer contributes to MarketWatch article “People are Spending $500 a Month to Avoid Their Co-Workers.” Some people with desk jobs are sick and tired of their colleagues, but their solutions could cost them promotions and raises. Gretchen is interviewed as an expert on co-working spaces, their design, why some Fortune 500 firms are renting […]


Wayne Baker, CPO

Job performance rankings don’t have to kill cooperation

July 2, 2019

Faculty Director, Center for Positive Organizations, Wayne Baker, shows how your company can avoid the pitfalls. Companies sometimes find it useful to rank employee performance on specific metrics, such as sales figures. Such rankings are easy to compile, clear, and objective. Everyone in the organization knows exactly how well they’re doing and whether they’re meeting […]


Chris Murchison, Expressions of Gratitude in the Workplace

Chris Murchison presents expressions of gratitude in the workplace

June 12, 2019

Why do expressions of gratitude matter in the workplace? Here, Murchison outlines several examples of gratitude that  have positively impacted an organization and workers directly. From rituals, to an inspiring heartfelt haiku from a manager, and evolving “Annual Reviews” into “Annual Conversations,” to help employees flourish and grow. His presentation also includes a powerful video […]


Center for Positive Organizations to Recognize “Seeing More than Orange” with 2019 Award for Outstanding Published Article in Positive Organizational Scholarship

June 3, 2019

The Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Award for Outstanding Published Article in Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) is “Seeing More than Orange: Organizational Respect and Positive Identity Transformation in a Prison Context.” The article was written by Kristie M. Rogers (Marquette University) and coauthors Kevin G. […]


Shirli Kopelman, Center for Positive Organizations

Shirli Kopelman cited to New York Times article

May 21, 2019

A recent New York Times article entitled “Why You Should Try to Be a Little More Scarce” cites Shirli Kopelman about her view of emotions as a resource in negotiation. The article also notes her book “Negotiating Genuinely: Being Yourself in Business.” Kopelman’s book touches on using negotiation to be strategic while also being real, and […]


Laura Morgan Roberts contributes to Harvard Business Review article about The Reflected Best Self Exercise™ in our everyday lives

May 15, 2019

A recent Harvard Business Review article by Laura Morgan Roberts, Emily D. Heaphy, and Brianna Barker Caza highlights five practices for noticing everyday organic opportunities to continue developing your best self at home and and work. The authors note that going through the full The Reflected Best Self Exercise™ (RBSE) provides a concentrated dose of positive […]


Kim Cameron

Kim Camron discusses Positive Organizational Scholarship with Noreen Ehrlich 

May 8, 2019

Camron discusses the basics of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) on Defy & Hustle with Noreen Ehrlich, AM 1490 WGCH.  This overview paints a picture of the POS virtues and their benefits. When the basics of POS are implement in an organization, performance increases dramatically. The interview touches on how financial performance, employee and customer retention […]


David Mayer

David Mayer talks about ethics of the wealthy and powerful on NPR affiliate

April 17, 2019

David Mayer was recently interviewed by a Phoenix, AZ-based NPR station, KJZZ. The interview is titled “Are Rich People Less Likely To Be Ethical?” The discussion focuses on topics of unethical behavior by the wealthy and powerful, in comparison to lower income people. In addition status as an underlying motivator is examined. Mayer is part […]