Jane Dutton and Monica Worline interviewed on NPR’s WEMU about the benefits of compassion in the workplace

September 7, 2017

Jane Dutton and Monica Worline were interviewed by NPR’s Lisa Barry, host of Art and Soul, for “The Art of Well Being: The benefits of compassion in the workplace.”

The authors discussed their research and book, Awakening Compassion at Work, and shared the four-part experience of compassion: noticing, interpreting, feeling, and acting. They said, “compassion is an irreplaceable dimension of excellence for any organization that wants to make the most of its human capabilities.”

Dutton is co-founder for the Center for Positive Organizations and Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Emerita Professor of Business Administration and Psychology. She researches the power of positive relationships at work, job crafting, and positive identities.

Worline is a CPO faculty associate and founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches businesses how to use compassionate leadership to enliven, or humanize and energize, the work they do.