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Create inclusive workplaces to counter Great Resignation, Stephanie Creary writes in The Philadelphia Tribune

December 22, 2021


“Want to stop the Great Resignation? Start building inclusive workplaces,” writes Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Research Advisory Board Member Stephanie Creary in The Philadelphia Tribune. The article, co-authored with Wharton School deputy dean and management professor Nancy Rothbard, explains how companies can stem the unemployment tide by creating workplaces that are more fair, inclusive, […]

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Workplace stress can be costly, warns Inc. article that highlights research from Kim S. Cameron, Emma Seppälä

December 22, 2021


“Most bosses aren’t monsters,” begins the Inc. article “Your High-Pressure Company Culture Is Costing You a Bucketload of Money.” So why do so many companies create high-stress environments? The article suggests an unstated belief that fear makes you money is likely the biggest driver of cutthroat cultures. To dispel this notion, the article highlights research […]

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Mind-body connection can curb overwork, Stephanie Creary writes in Harvard Business Review

November 22, 2021


POISED (Positive Organizational Inclusion Scholarship for Equity and Diversity) Research Spotlight “To Reduce the Strain of Overwork, Learn to Listen to Your Body,” writes Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Research Advisory Board member Stephanie Creary in the Harvard Business Review. The article, co-authored with Karen Locke, details the researchers’ exploration of yoga as a tool to […]

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Laura Morgan Roberts discusses how Black women can balance self-care, pressures to lead DEI efforts

November 22, 2021


POISED (Positive Organizational Inclusion Scholarship for Equity and Diversity) Research Spotlight Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Laura Morgan Roberts participates in the Harvard Business Review video discussion “Black Women on the Challenges and Opportunities of the Past 18 Months.” Roberts joins Ellen Bailey, Vice President for Diversity and Culture at Harvard Business Publishing, […]

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Meg Warren discusses allyship on Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

November 22, 2021


POISED (Positive Organizational Inclusion Scholarship for Equity and Diversity) Research Spotlight Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Meg Warren visits the Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast for an episode called “Do You Know How To Be A Good Ally?” Warren joins host Michelle McQuaid to explore the latest research on how members of privileged […]

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Learning to unlearn: Insights from Wharton Professor Adam Grant’s new book

November 17, 2021

By: Katy White


“Why am I more interested in feeling right than getting it right?” A twelve-year-old Adam Grant reflected on this question after a movie quote argument with his best friend. When they watched the clip back—and discovered the friend had been right—Adam took more than 24-hours to admit that he was wrong. We all encounter this […]

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Lynn Perry Wooten suggests systemic changes to help women advance at work

November 15, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Lynn Perry Wooten writes about “Why work isn’t working for women” in the Boston Business Journal. The article, co-authored with Eos Foundation President Andrea Silbert, examines the burden COVID-19 has placed on working women, who have taken on more housework and caregiving duties than men during the pandemic. […]

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The impact of leading business school professors

November 5, 2021

By: George J. Siedel


Truly effective and inspiring business professors have a sense of authenticity and purpose that extends beyond the classroom to benefit society at large. How do award-winning business school professors teach and conduct research across a variety of disciplines in ways that contribute to both the advancement of business and the common good? How do they […]

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CPO researcher Felix Warneken explores the roots of human cooperation on AADL.TV

October 26, 2021


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty associate Felix Warneken discusses “What Children and Chimpanzees Reveal about the Origins of Human Cooperation” on the AADL.TV series “Exploring the Mind.” The episode, which was a collaboration between the Ann Arbor District Library and the University of Michigan department of psychology, explores the evolutionary origins of human cooperation. […]

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Book by Michigan Ross professor explores the power of ‘flexing’ to develop new skills

October 25, 2021


Small behavioral experiments in daily life can lead to tremendous personal growth, according to a new book by Ross School of Business Professor Sue Ashford. The Power of Flexing describes a system useful for anyone wanting to gain skills or overcome challenges. After setting a personal growth goal, you devise experiments to test out different strategies for […]

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