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Michigan Ross highlighted in U.S. News for diversity initiatives

April 8, 2019


Efforts at the Ross School of Business to promote diversity and inclusion were recently highlighted by U.S. News & World Report in an article about MBA programs increasing recruitment of women and minorities, and diversifying faculty. The U.S. News article, titled “What to consider about business school diversity before applying,” mentions how Ross introduces the […]

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Follow the leader: Ethical supervisors can impact workers’ thoughts and actions

April 4, 2019


Research by Professor David Mayer finds when leadership does the right thing, employees are less likely to rationalize bad behavior. Business researchers have noted that when an organization’s leaders behave in an ethical manner, their employees follow suit. What’s never been clear is why that happens: Is it simple imitation? Fear of being caught? Or […]

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New podcast brings together Michigan Ross professors (like Kim Cameron) and Michigan coaches for conversations on team building, leadership, and what it takes to win

March 29, 2019


The University of Michigan Athletic Department and the Executive Education program at Michigan Ross have teamed up to produce a new podcast, “Beyond the Wins and Losses.” Each Thursday for the next eight weeks, host Bruce Madej, senior advisor to U-M Athletics Director Warde Manuel, will be joined by industry experts such as Kim Cameron, […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer

Gretchen Spreitzer’s energy management work featured in regional publication of USA Today

March 29, 2019


Gretchen Spreitzer’s energy management research was cited in a Coshocton Tribune article titled, “Reduce stress by managing energy over time.” The article explains the four parts of energy (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual) and how people can improve them. Spreitzer is the Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration, professor of management […]

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Stuck in commuter hell? Julia Lee’s research could help reframe that time

March 26, 2019


Julia Lee’s co-authored research on commutes was featured in the Harvard Business School Working Knowledge article, “Stuck in Commuter Hell? You Can Still Be Productive.” The article explores the link between commutes and job satisfaction and, ultimately, employee turnover. The content is based on a working paper written by Lee, Jon Jachimowicz, Bradley Staats, Jochen […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer contributes to Financial Times article about flexible work

March 22, 2019


Gretchen Spreitzer was quoted in a Financial Times article titled, “Flexible working’s unforeseen tensions.” The article explores the practical application of “remote work and fluid hours,” especially for women who more often manage home (i.e., family) care. In the article, Spreitzer helps to identify one unintended obstacle in offering a flexible work environment: an existing […]

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+LAB students help plan first Michigan Ross ‘Wellness Week’ promoting student well-being

March 22, 2019


On the heels of a powerful and inclusive set of events for the annual Diversity Week at Michigan Ross, students planned the first-ever Wellness Week at Michigan Ross — a suite of events and initiatives focused on helping students build healthy and balanced lives. Organized by The Comfort Zone, a new, student-developed well-being community at Ross, programming was designed to […]

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David Mayer

Rich and unethical: David Mayer’s perspective in The Conversation

March 20, 2019


“Why rich parents are more likely to be unethical,” an article that David M. Mayer wrote for The Conversation, has been republished by regional and national media outlets. In the aftermath of the recent college admissions scam, Mayer used his background in psychology to help explain why wealthy individuals behave unethically. He walks readers through […]

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Edward C. Chang receives American Psychological Association award

March 20, 2019


Center for Positive Organizations Faculty Associate Edward C. Chang has been awarded the Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA). As described by the APA, the “award honors psychologists who have made remarkable contributions to the understanding of human diversity and whose contributions have significant […]

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The lure of co-working: How people are finding ways to thrive in the new world of work

March 18, 2019


Professor Gretchen Spreitzer shares some nuggets from recent research on the changing workplace. The world of work continues to evolve, and Michigan Ross Professor and Center for Positive Organizations Core Faculty Member Gretchen Spreitzer keeps a close eye on the changes. She has studied three global trends in particular: the nature of work contracts, shifting […]

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Laura Morgan Roberts pens HBR article about better support women of color at work

March 18, 2019


Laura Morgan Roberts wrote (along with co-author Zuhairah Washington) a Harvard Business Review article titled, “Women of Color Get Less Support at Work. Here’s How Managers Can Change That.” The article cites findings from a “Women in the Workplace” report that in 2018 only 4% of C-Level positions were held by women of color. There […]

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Jane Dutton and Monica Worline’s compassion book mentioned in The Chronicle of Higher Education

March 13, 2019


Jane Dutton and Monica Worline’s book, Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations, was mentioned in an article, “The Art of Executive Feedback,” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The article’s author wrote that Awakening Compassion “changed the way [he] understood leadership and organizational effectiveness.” Dutton is a co-founder […]

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