Jane Dutton shares ways to create high-quality connections without draining your energy

October 4, 2022

Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Faculty Advisory Board member Jane Dutton shares her thoughts on how high-quality connections at work can provide a sense of positive regard for others in “Why Dealing With Other People Is Our Biggest Challenge” for Psychology Today

This article explains how loneliness, drained energy, and a lack of patience are side effects of low-quality connections, but also how to combat this to create interactions that energize people. Taking steps to improve the quality of your connections is a vital part of engagement and creating connections in the workplace. 

Dutton is the Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Emerita Professor of Business Administration and Psychology at the University of Michigan.