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CNBC quotes Lindsey Cameron on gig economy during coronavirus pandemic

April 3, 2020


The CNBC article “ ‘I simply won’t be able to meet my day-to-day living expenses:’ How coronavirus is impacting gig workers” examines challenges employees are facing and how the pandemic might affect our future economy. Some—but not all—companies have launched emergency policies to protect gig workers, who often don’t receive sick pay or health benefits. […]

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Job crafting can build moral muscle, Harvard Business Review article says

April 3, 2020


The Harvard Business Review article “Craft a Career That Reflects Your Character” cites research by Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) co-founder Jane Dutton and faculty affiliate Amy Wrzesniewski. The article encourages workers to harness the types of job crafting that Dutton and Wrzesniewski have identified in their research—cognitive, task and relational—to not just make work […]

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Jane Dutton, Amy Wrzesniewski explain job crafting in Harvard Business Review

March 23, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) core faculty member Jane Dutton and faculty affiliate Amy Wrzesniewski examine how employees can make their work more engaging and meaningful in the Harvard Business Review article “What Job Crafting Looks Like.” Drawing on 20 years of research, the women write that they’ve observed three main forms of job crafting—task […]

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Hey, teachers: It’s time to put on our compassion hats

March 22, 2020

By: Jane Dutton, Monica Worline


The surge in cases of Coronavirus around the world is disrupting the daily lives of students, teachers, and professors. So many of us are suffering, but often we feel helpless in the face of the overwhelming changes to our lives. The combination of anxiety and stress can easily cause panic and indifference. But our professional […]

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If virus concerns have you working from home, here’s some advice from the pros

March 13, 2020


Michigan Ross Professor Sue Ashford and colleagues have identified strategies that help independent workers succeed. As impacts from the new coronavirus / COVID-19 continue to spread, more employees may find themselves working from home due to health concerns. It can be a difficult adjustment, but Michigan Ross Professor Sue Ashford has some insights that might help: […]

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Wellness initiatives aren’t a cure-all, Monica Worline tells The New York Times

March 10, 2020


The popularity of wellness initiatives is growing as corporations take a more holistic approach to employee well-being, The New York Times reports in the article “Vision-Boarding a World Without Burnout.” (Users must log in to the newspaper’s website to read the full article.) More companies are using meditation, yoga, vision-boarding, energy consulting, sound baths and […]

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Michigan Ross to host environmental teach-in as part of U-M’s Earth Day at 50 Celebration

March 9, 2020


Fifty years ago this March, the nation’s first “Environmental Teach-In” was held at the University of Michigan and served as a model for Earth Day celebrations nationwide. This year, capturing the spirit of the groundbreaking events from 1970, the university is organizing teach-ins across campus, including the Ross School of Business, aimed at tackling the […]

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Governor-General of Australia honors Lea Waters

March 4, 2020


Australian Governor-General David Hurley recently appointed Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Lea Waters as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). The award is given to citizens who demonstrate service to a particular locality, field, or group. Waters—who specializes in positive education, positive parenting, and positive organizations—was recognized for her work in […]

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The Manila Times highlights Positive Organizational Scholarship

March 3, 2020


The Manila Times article “Creating human-centric organizations for the future” explores the value of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) as automation reshapes the global economy. The article suggests that, as disruptive technological forces such as artificial intelligence become more commonplace, savvy human resources managers will need to rely on the principles of POS to help employees […]

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Boston Business Journal: Simmons University selects Lynn Wooten as president

March 3, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Lynn Wooten makes news in the Boston Business Journal article “Simmons University names first African American president.” Simmons is a private university that offers the only undergraduate program for women in Boston, as well as coed online graduate degree programs. Wooten’s term will begin July 1. She currently […]

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Forbes spotlights CPO affiliates’ book about impact of race on work, leadership

March 3, 2020


The Forbes article “Building A Better Workplace For Black Employees” features findings from the book Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience. The book—co-edited by Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Laura Morgan Roberts, with contributions by CPO faculty affiliate Courtney McCluney—explores the experiences of black business executives. “The picture that […]

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