Mentee celebrates Jane Dutton in Forbes profile

October 16, 2019

Workplace compassion expert Kristina Workman cites Jane Dutton as her mentor in the Forbes profile, “Compassion Is hot and compassion scholars are cool.”

Dutton, a pioneer in the field of compassion, recruited Workman as a research assistant during her time at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The pair continue to collaborate as members of the Compassion Lab, a group of organizational researchers focused on redefining workplaces as crucibles of compassion.

“Working is fundamentally about people and considering that we spend most of our waking hours at work, our experience should be positive and fulfilling,” Workman, an assistant professor of management at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, tells Forbes.

Dutton is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) and the Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Emerita Professor of Business Administration and Psychology at the University of Michigan.