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Mind-body connection can curb overwork, Stephanie Creary writes in Harvard Business Review

November 22, 2021


“To Reduce the Strain of Overwork, Learn to Listen to Your Body,” writes Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Research Advisory Board member Stephanie Creary in the Harvard Business Review. The article, co-authored with Karen Locke, details the researchers’ exploration of yoga as a tool to put workers in touch with their bodies and how this mind-body […]

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Laura Morgan Roberts discusses how Black women can balance self-care, pressures to lead DEI efforts

November 22, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Laura Morgan Roberts participates in the Harvard Business Review video discussion “Black Women on the Challenges and Opportunities of the Past 18 Months.” Roberts joins Ellen Bailey, Vice President for Diversity and Culture at Harvard Business Publishing, and career coach Octavia Goredema to discuss how Black women can […]

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Meg Warren

Meg Warren discusses allyship on Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

November 22, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Meg Warren visits the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast for an episode called “Do You Know How To Be A Good Ally?” Warren joins host Michelle McQuaid to explore the latest research on how members of privileged groups can be better allies to members of marginalized groups at […]

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Learning to unlearn: Insights from Wharton Professor Adam Grant’s new book

November 17, 2021

By: Katy White


“Why am I more interested in feeling right than getting it right?” A twelve-year-old Adam Grant reflected on this question after a movie quote argument with his best friend. When they watched the clip back—and discovered the friend had been right—Adam took more than 24-hours to admit that he was wrong. We all encounter this […]

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Lynn Perry Wooten

Lynn Perry Wooten suggests systemic changes to help women advance at work

November 15, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Lynn Perry Wooten writes about “Why work isn’t working for women” in the Boston Business Journal. The article, co-authored with Eos Foundation President Andrea Silbert, examines the burden COVID-19 has placed on working women, who have taken on more housework and caregiving duties than men during the pandemic. […]

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The impact of leading business school professors

November 5, 2021

By: George J. Siedel


Truly effective and inspiring business professors have a sense of authenticity and purpose that extends beyond the classroom to benefit society at large. How do award-winning business school professors teach and conduct research across a variety of disciplines in ways that contribute to both the advancement of business and the common good? How do they […]

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CPO researcher Felix Warneken explores the roots of human cooperation on AADL.TV

October 26, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty associate Felix Warneken discusses “What Children and Chimpanzees Reveal about the Origins of Human Cooperation” on the AADL.TV series “Exploring the Mind.” The episode, which was a collaboration between the Ann Arbor District Library and the University of Michigan department of psychology, explores the evolutionary origins of human cooperation. […]

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Book by Michigan Ross professor explores the power of ‘flexing’ to develop new skills

October 25, 2021


Small behavioral experiments in daily life can lead to tremendous personal growth, according to a new book by Ross School of Business Professor Sue Ashford. The Power of Flexing describes a system useful for anyone wanting to gain skills or overcome challenges. After setting a personal growth goal, you devise experiments to test out different strategies for […]

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Adam Grant shares ‘Mario Kart Theory of Peak Flow’ in TED talk

October 18, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Adam Grant explains “How to stop languishing and start finding flow” in a recent TED talk. The TED talk builds on Grant’s wildly successful New York Times article on languishing, which he calls the “neglected middle child of mental health.” Grant defines languishing as a sense of stagnation […]

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Flexible work is here to stay, Adam Grant writes in The Wall Street Journal

October 18, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Faculty Affiliate Adam Grant writes about “The Real Meaning of Freedom at Work” in The Wall Street Journal. Grant says the taste of freedom and flexibility workers got while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired what he calls the Great Resignation, wherein employees required to return to […]

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CNN cites Jane Dutton, Amy Wrzesniewski’s research on job crafting

October 13, 2021


The CNN article How to fix your job so that you love it, in three steps” cites research by Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) co-founder Jane Dutton and faculty affiliate Amy Wrzesniewski. The article focuses on how workers can improve their day-to-day happiness through a process Dutton and Wrzesniewski call “job crafting.” Job crafting involves […]

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