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Center for Positive Organizations welcomes new managing director, Esther Kyte

May 20, 2020


The Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is pleased to introduce Esther Kyte as its new managing director. Esther joined CPO in late 2014 as the associate director of partner relations. For the past year she has served as the interim managing director […]

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Unlocking resources with a positive lens

May 20, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations Research Spotlights Unlocking resources with a positive lens Shirli Kopelman “Applying a positive lens has enriched my research, fueled my teaching, and distinguished my impact on practice.” Shirli Kopelman has contributed significantly to the work of the Center for Positive Organizations (CPO), most recently as a co-author of a pivotal new […]

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Adam Grant shares tips on how to find joy while working remotely with WBEZ

May 19, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Adam Grant talks with WBEZ in the episode “Why Work From Home Causes Stress In More Than Just Zoom Calls — And How To Overcome It.” Grant notes that the world is conducting a mass experiment in remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers tips for how […]

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Chris Murchison, Expressions of Gratitude in the Workplace

How to be a remarkable boss during lockdown

May 15, 2020

By: Chris Marcell Murchison


Managers need to adapt to coronavirus conditions. Here are some ideas for how to do that. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, I have received hundreds of emails offering advice, tips, and tools for managers leading teams in this new era of work. One thing is clear: Now is an important time to be […]

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Top 10: The most popular Ross Thought in Action posts from the academic year

May 13, 2020


Guidance from Michigan Ross faculty on dealing with coronavirus dominates most-read content. A review of the most popular Ross Thought in Action posts of the just-concluded academic year reveals that half of the top 10 were about the COVID-19 pandemic. The other most popular topics included women in leadership roles, the impact of online grocery shopping, and […]

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CPO alums welcomed at Fortune 100 company

May 13, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations Impact Stories CPO alums welcomed at Fortune 100 company C.J. Azubuine “What I learned in the +LAB was invaluable. It was powerful and empowering, and gave me a competitive edge as I entered the workplace.” As C.J. Azubuine considered his MBA future, one thing differentiated Michigan Ross from all other business […]

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Larry King interviews Jane Dutton on Positive Voices episode

May 8, 2020


Positive Voices spotlights the value of applying positive psychology during hard times in “Episode 3: Coping with Covid with Larry King and Dr. Jane Dutton.” Dutton, a Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) core faculty member, lays out a simple framework to help people be engaged, resilient and healthier at home and work. She tells King […]

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Ace Simpson, Research Advisor

Compassionate organizations emerge stronger after a crisis

May 6, 2020


University of Technology Sydney quotes Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Research Advisory Board member Ace Simpson in the article “Compassion at the core of resilient organisations.” The article examines the role compassionate management plays in a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic and how it can help organizations emerge stronger. “Our research demonstrates that broad-based compassion […]

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Silver linings, home tours, video conference bingo: Reimagining virtual meetings for connection

April 29, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Adam Grant interviews CPO co-founder Jane Dutton in the TED article “The secret to making Zoom meetings meaningful for you and your coworkers.” The interview explores how virtual meetings can be reimagined in the pandemic age to encourage high-quality connections. Dutton defines a “high-quality connection” as, “a shorter-term […]

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Michigan Ross professor chosen for public engagement faculty fellowship

April 28, 2020


The University of Michigan’s Center for Academic Innovation has named Andy Hoffman, the Holcim (U.S.) Professor and professor of management and organizations at the Ross School of Business, as one of 18 inaugural recipients of the Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship. In collaboration with units across campus, Hoffman and the other fellows will complete an intensive Studio Experience […]

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Social connection is crucial during physical distancing, Jane Dutton tells Thrive Global

April 27, 2020


Thrive Global interviews Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) co-founder Jane Dutton in the article “Can You Stay Physically Distanced But Socially Connected As You Work?”. The interview explores the importance of high-quality connections for physical, mental, and organizational wellbeing. Dutton also offers recommendations for how workers can stay socially connected, even as they maintain physical […]

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