Educators: Teach Millennials How to Be a Force for Good

March 5, 2014 | March 5, 2014

Alison Davis-Blake, Dean of the Ross School of Business, recently wrote an article for Bloomberg Businessweek urging the importance of teaching positive business:

“Leaders in business education must be prepared to give students the tools–academic and emotional–to redefine the workplace as a setting that creates both profit and meaning. At the Ross School of Business, where I am dean, we call this Positive Business, a focus on creating businesses that generate rewards for shareholders, employees, and society.”

Also specifically mentioned in her piece is the Center for Positive Organizations:

“It is essential that we demonstrate to the next generation that there is a path that can lead to both profitability and social responsibility. The average annualized return for companies on the S&P 500 was 6.04 percent from 1997 to 2013. But during the same period, companies on Fortune magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For saw a return of 11.8 percent. Our own research at Ross’s Center for Positive Organizations shows that organizations with progressive policies have a truly engaged workforce with 16 percent better individual job performance and considerably less burnout than employees who merely show up each day.”