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Kim S. Cameron discusses humane downsizing in Forbes interview

June 15, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) co-founder and core faculty member Kim S. Cameron discusses layoff strategies in the Forbes interview “Survivor’s Guilt And Survivor’s Envy: How Downsizing Impacts Those Who Stay.” The conversation explores how different approaches to shedding jobs can impact the morale and performance of employees who keep their jobs. “General Motors and […]

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Jane Dutton tells CNN little moments can save patients’ lives

June 15, 2020


CNN quotes Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) co-founder Jane Dutton in the article “He was a Covid-19 patient. She cleaned his hospital room. Their unexpected bond saved his life.” The article tells the story of a hospital housekeeper who encouraged a patient severely ill with COVID-19 not to lose hope. She urged him to keep […]

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Bringing the benefits of POS to the workplace

June 12, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations Impact Stories Bringing the benefits of POS to the workplace Jason Wilburn “Co-learning about Positive Organizational Scholarship with so many types of organizations has been an incredible opportunity. I’ve learned how different companies tackle the same issues, like employee engagement.” When Jason Wilburn enrolled in a Michigan Ross Executive Education course […]

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Attitudes, actions, and constraints toward coronavirus vary by gender, income, and politics

June 3, 2020


New paper from University of Michigan researchers finds different factors at work. Various demographic groups in the U.S. respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in different ways, according to a new University of Michigan study. The researchers found substantial gaps in behaviors and beliefs across gender, income and partisanship lines; in constraints across income levels; and in […]

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Tilling the soil for human connection

June 1, 2020

By: Jane Dutton, Arne Carlsen, Sally Maitlis, Kristina Workman


Finally it is spring! Spring reminds us that we need to ready the soil for new plants to grow. Tilling breaks up the dirt, aerates the soil and can remove elements that could damage the new life in plants. Tilling the soil prepares the way for heartier and healthier plants. Tilling the soil is an […]

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Center for Positive Organizations welcomes new managing director, Esther Kyte

May 20, 2020


The Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is pleased to introduce Esther Kyte as its new managing director. Esther joined CPO in late 2014 as the associate director of partner relations. For the past year she has served as the interim managing director […]

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Unlocking resources with a positive lens

May 20, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations Research Spotlights Unlocking resources with a positive lens Shirli Kopelman “Applying a positive lens has enriched my research, fueled my teaching, and distinguished my impact on practice.” Shirli Kopelman has contributed significantly to the work of the Center for Positive Organizations (CPO), most recently as a co-author of a pivotal new […]

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Adam Grant shares tips on how to find joy while working remotely with WBEZ

May 19, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Adam Grant talks with WBEZ in the episode “Why Work From Home Causes Stress In More Than Just Zoom Calls — And How To Overcome It.” Grant notes that the world is conducting a mass experiment in remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers tips for how […]

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Chris Murchison

How to be a remarkable boss during lockdown

May 15, 2020

By: Chris Marcell Murchison


Managers need to adapt to coronavirus conditions. Here are some ideas for how to do that. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, I have received hundreds of emails offering advice, tips, and tools for managers leading teams in this new era of work. One thing is clear: Now is an important time to be […]

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Top 10: The most popular Ross Thought in Action posts from the academic year

May 13, 2020


Guidance from Michigan Ross faculty on dealing with coronavirus dominates most-read content. A review of the most popular Ross Thought in Action posts of the just-concluded academic year reveals that half of the top 10 were about the COVID-19 pandemic. The other most popular topics included women in leadership roles, the impact of online grocery shopping, and […]

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CPO alums welcomed at Fortune 100 company

May 13, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations Impact Stories CPO alums welcomed at Fortune 100 company C.J. Azubuine “What I learned in the +LAB was invaluable. It was powerful and empowering, and gave me a competitive edge as I entered the workplace.” As C.J. Azubuine considered his MBA future, one thing differentiated Michigan Ross from all other business […]

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