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Wayne Baker offers tips for hosting virtual meetings on IR Magazine podcast

August 31, 2020


IR Magazine interviews Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) core faculty member Wayne Baker in the podcast episode “The golden age of video.” Baker tells listeners of IR, a publication focused on investor relations, how to design, manage and run virtual meetings to create high-quality connections. He strongly encourages meeting hosts to harness the power of video […]

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A first-gen college student hits her stride at CPO

August 26, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations Impact Stories A first-gen college student hits her stride at CPO Grace Lindeman “The Magnify Immersion Program transformed my view about what I can be and what business can be.” College is stressful for many young people. But as a first-generation college student unfamiliar with the expectations and demands of Michigan […]

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Should your company continue working from home permanently?

August 24, 2020


Companies with employees working from home during the pandemic would be wise to consider making the arrangement permanent, according to Michigan Ross Professors Maxim Sytch and Lindy Greer. In a new article for Harvard Business Review, Sytch and Greer note several ways companies can benefit from remote work arrangements — including a larger labor pool, improved ability to […]

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Gig workers scramble to survive COVID-19 pandemic, Lindsey Cameron writes in Fast Company

August 17, 2020


“Gig Work Used to Be a Recession-Proof Safety Net. Not Anymore,” Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Lindsey Cameron writes in Fast Company.  In the article, Cameron and co-author Alex Rosenblat examine how more than 100 gig workers are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. The researchers find that many gig workers have shifted from high-contact […]

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Wayne Baker discusses school reopenings in Psychology Today

August 17, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) core faculty member Wayne Baker counsels parents in the Psychology Today article “Reopening Schools and Parental Dilemmas.” Baker says the coronavirus pandemic has left many people feeling uncertain and anxious, which complicates their ability to make decisions. This is particularly relevant for parents weighing back-to-school options for their children. Baker […]

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How to be more authentic at work

August 3, 2020

By: Patricia Faison Hewlin


Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels Despite the pressure to conform, showing your true self is the path to more satisfying work. When I worked in banking, I saw a lot of pressure to conform. To get ahead and gain favor, many employees made their best efforts to reflect the values that were dominant within […]

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Finding fulfillment, a successful CEO gives back

July 23, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations Impact Stories Finding fulfillment, a successful CEO gives back Roger Newton “Seeing Magnify’s impact is absolutely inspiring. I have seen students discover their own positive identities and learn how to strengthen the workplace environment so that everyone can reach their potential.” It was a chilly fall night when Roger Newton entered […]

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Jane Dutton, Monica Worline discuss compassion on The Courageous Life podcast

July 23, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) core faculty members Jane Dutton and Monica Worline talk about compassion on The Courageous Life podcast. The researchers discuss the value of compassion to employees, often outranking money and benefits. They emphasize that compassion doesn’t have to consume a burdensome amount of time to impact an organization. “It can be […]

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Laura Morgan Roberts coaches Black workers on how to handle microaggressions

July 23, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Laura Morgan Roberts co-authors the Harvard Business Review article “When and How to Respond to Microaggressions.” The article offers Black employees and managers advice on how to handle workplace microaggressions – defined as “incidents in which someone accidentally (or purposely) makes an offensive statement or asks an insensitive […]

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Positive leadership competencies to thrive in trying times

July 15, 2020

By: Kim S. Cameron


It goes without saying that we live in a dynamic, turbulent, high-velocity environment. Few countries have escaped unscathed from the worldwide pandemic, and most economists predict that organizations around the globe will face ongoing fiscal stress for years to come. Because the latest downturn was unprecedented, few clear guidelines exist for leaders regarding how to […]

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CNBC quotes Laura Morgan Roberts on how to lead an anti-racist workplace

July 10, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Laura Morgan Roberts is quoted in the CNBC article “Companies are speaking out against racism, but here’s what it really looks like to lead an anti-racist organization.” The article explores what anti-racism looks like in a workplace and strategies leaders and employees can use to achieve it. These […]

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Robert E. Quinn discusses higher purpose on Everybody Matters Podcast

July 10, 2020


Center for Positive Organization (CPO) co-founder and core faculty member Robert E. Quinn discusses higher purpose on the Everybody Matters Podcast. Quinn examines how setting and communicating a clear higher purpose to employees at all levels can create positive corporations. “When purpose is the arbiter of every decision, every single person’s empowered,” he says. The […]

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