Chris White contributes post on high quality Connections to

September 23, 2016

In a blog post for GoToMeeting, managing director for the Center for Positive Organizations Chris White wrote about four ways to generate high-quality connections. He describes the impact of being present, building trust, being supportive, and being playful in constructive ways. Both for individuals and groups, an increase in these connections can likewise foster creativity, resiliency, and efficiency.

Quoting from  Jane Dutton‘s research on high quality connections, White states “[high quality connections] occur when both people feel a sense of positive regard from the other, a sense of mutuality, and feel vitality or energy in the connection.” The concept of high quality connections is foundational in Positive Organizational Scholarship, and many of its mechanics have been described by Jane Dutton, Emily Heaphy, and John Paul Stephens.

Chris White is managing director for the Center for Positive Organizations, and an adjunct faculty in the Ross School of Business. His first book, Changing Your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs, was released in 2015.