Kim Cameron and Jane Dutton cited in Harvard Business Review article about burnout and loneliness

July 20, 2017

Kim Cameron’s work on positive leadership and Jane Dutton’s work on compassion in the workplace were cited in the Harvard Business Review’s “Burnout at work isn’t just about exhaustion. It’s also about loneliness.”

According to the article, loneliness at work is a leading cause of burnout and underperformance along with health issues. Thus, leaders need to create an organizational culture that fosters resilience, creates connection, and celebrates success in order to prevent loneliness in the workplace.

Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Chair of Management and Organizations, Professor of Higher Education, and co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations. His research focuses on the virtuousness of and in organizations, and their relationships to organizational success.

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.