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USA Today mental health article cites Jane Dutton’s research

September 21, 2020


A study by Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) core faculty member Jane Dutton is mentioned in the USA Today article “COVID-19 has devastated Americans’ mental health. Here’s a simple way all of us can help.” The article advocates for individuals nationwide to become “artisans of the common good” to help counteract an increasing epidemic of […]

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Forbes talks with Wayne Baker about the power of asking for help

September 21, 2020


Forbes interviews Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) core faculty member Wayne Baker in the article “Need Help? Don’t Be Afraid To Ask.” The article explores the idea that asking for help is essential to success for individuals, teams and organizations. It also suggests strategies employees can use to develop the skill and leaders can use […]

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Laura Morgan Roberts discusses women leaders on Better Life Lab podcast

September 21, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Laura Morgan Roberts is a guest on the Better Life Lab podcast episode “Crisis Conversations: Women and Leadership.” The episode explores why there are there still so few women—particularly women of color—in leadership roles in politics, academia, and business. It also examines how to create space for diverse […]

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Scott Sonenshein discusses his book Stretch on Brené Brown podcast

September 21, 2020


Brené Brown interviews Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Scott Sonenshein in a recent Unlocking Us podcast episode. The episode explores “the art and science of being scrappy, why outsiders are sometimes better than experts, and why comparison is truly the thief of joy.” Brown and Sonenshein also discuss his book Stretch: Unlock the […]

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Networking in the COVID-19 era opens opportunities for professionals of color, Laura Morgan Roberts writes

September 17, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Laura Morgan Roberts writes about ‘Remote Networking as a Person of Color’ in the Harvard Business Review. The article examines how professionals of color can leverage networking during the COVID-19 pandemic. Roberts and fellow researcher Anthony J. Mayo suggest that some of the barriers that existed before the […]

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Thrive Global highlights Jane Dutton’s research on high-quality relationships

September 15, 2020


Thrive Global cites Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) core faculty member Jane Dutton in the article “Filling The ‘Meaning Deficit:’ Why Meaningful Work is Vital in a Post-COVID World.” The article examines how economic disruptions can make workers vulnerable to hopelessness, desperation and meaninglessness as they cope with unemployment or degrading work. It also offers […]

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The right approach can turn times of crisis into times of growth

September 14, 2020


Writing in Harvard Business Review, Michigan Ross Professors Sue Ashford, Maxim Sytch, and Lindy Greer detail specific strategies for successful teams. Difficult challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic often present valuable opportunities for personal and team growth, according to Michigan Ross Professors Sue Ashford, Maxim Sytch, and Lindy Greer. In a recent article for Harvard Business Review, they explain six […]

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Laura Morgan Roberts pens message to black women scholars in Diverse magazine

August 31, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Laura Morgan Roberts writes “A Message to Black Women Scholars and Our Allies” in Diverse, a news magazine focused on higher education. Roberts and co-author Patricia Faison Hewlin acknowledge the emotions of black women scholars as they risk professional and social consequences to speak truth to power, all the […]

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Wayne Baker offers tips for hosting virtual meetings on IR Magazine podcast

August 31, 2020


IR Magazine interviews Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) core faculty member Wayne Baker in the podcast episode “The golden age of video.” Baker tells listeners of IR, a publication focused on investor relations, how to design, manage and run virtual meetings to create high-quality connections. He strongly encourages meeting hosts to harness the power of video […]

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A first-gen college student hits her stride at CPO

August 26, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations Impact Stories A first-gen college student hits her stride at CPO Grace Lindeman “The Magnify Immersion Program transformed my view about what I can be and what business can be.” College is stressful for many young people. But as a first-generation college student unfamiliar with the expectations and demands of Michigan […]

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Should your company continue working from home permanently?

August 24, 2020


Companies with employees working from home during the pandemic would be wise to consider making the arrangement permanent, according to Michigan Ross Professors Maxim Sytch and Lindy Greer. In a new article for Harvard Business Review, Sytch and Greer note several ways companies can benefit from remote work arrangements — including a larger labor pool, improved ability to […]

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