Jane Dutton tells Washington Post: Compassion is urgently needed

February 6, 2020

The Washington Post quotes Jane Dutton in the article “In an angry America, a new remedy emerges: Compassion.”

The piece explores the growing popularity of compassion—the ability to notice suffering in ourselves and others and take action to ease it—in educational, political, health and business settings.

The erosion of nurturing institutions like family and church, coupled with the influence of social media, has created an urgent need for the practice of compassion, Dutton tells the Washington Post.

“The level of suffering and the visibility of suffering has made compassion essential,” says Dutton, a Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) co-founder and core faculty member.

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