Center for Positive Organizations named “a terrific resource” in Fortune

July 7, 2016

In a recent Fortune article, “Why Employers Need to Talk about the Police Shootings of Black People,” business professor and former dean Alison Davis-Blake talks about the importance of integrating positive practices into workplace culture.

“[A] compassionate organization cultivates a sense of empathy for those who are suffering. And the first thing is for leaders to be present, talking, listening, and acknowledging that something specific has happened, and that some people may have concerns,”…

“Leaders make the mistake of wanting to put a band-aid on things, then trying to get everyone right back to work,” she says. Instead, think of it as a time to grow as an organization. “A leader needs to ask themselves, ‘how would I like us to be different and better as we heal from this trauma?’ It’s a simple idea, but very hard to do.”