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Owens Corning named one of the 2019 “World’s Most Ethical Companies”

March 5, 2019


For the second year in a row Owens Corning was named one of the 2019 “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization that “defines and measures corporate ethical standards.” “For Owens Corning employees, this is an important recognition of our ongoing commitment to integrity and the highest standards of conduct in everything […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer interviewed for Georgia Tech podcast

March 1, 2019


Gretchen Spreitzer was interviewed in an episode of Georgia Institute of Technology’s Work Science Center Podcast series. She was invited to contribute to this episode, “New Work Arrangements,” because of her research on alternative work arrangements and their benefits on employee and employer well-being. Spreitzer is the Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of […]

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New York Times Magazine highlights Ross research on finding purpose in work

March 1, 2019


Essay examines the phenomenon of successful people who remain unhappy The New York Times Magazine recently published a special issue on “The Future of Work,” and one article causing some buzz — titled “Wealthy, Successful, and Miserable” — highlights research conducted by Michigan Ross Professor Emerita Jane Dutton. The article, by Pulitzer Prize winner Charles […]

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U-M Regents award $500,000 to Ross Professor Wayne Baker’s startup

February 28, 2019


The University of Michigan will make a half-million-dollar investment in a startup founded by Ross Professor Wayne Baker, with additional funding possible in the future The Board of Regents approved the investment, along with three others, on Thursday through the Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups initiative. The MINTS fund, which is overseen by the […]

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Kim Cameron contributes to article on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences org structure

February 28, 2019


Kim Cameron contributed to a story in The Hollywood Reporter titled “How to Fix the Academy’s Management Problem: Overhaul the Board.” The article discusses the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ current management and organizational structure and what should be done to improve it. “A 54-person board is ridiculous,” Cameron tells the Reporter, “you […]

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Jane Dutton cited in Harvard Business Review

February 21, 2019


Jane Dutton’s research was cited  in the Harvard Business Review article, “What to Do When You Realize You’ve Made a Mistake.” The article uses Dutton’s research on “identity claiming” to explain why people feel their self-identity is threatened when they find out they’re wrong, especially in situations where others are involved in the discovery.   […]

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Executive in Residence Ron May teaching course at Oakland University

February 14, 2019


Ron May, an Executive in Residence at the Center for Positive Organizations, developed and currently teaches a course titled “Leadership Principles and Positive Engagement” at Oakland University. May describes his class as, “a course that is envisioned to take practical leadership issues and provide insight and understanding to the participant as to the underlying attributes […]

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Giving workers a ‘voice’ improves retention

February 12, 2019


New research from Professor Ach Adhvaryu demonstrates a win-win for companies and employees Giving low-wage workers a “voice” on the job — the ability to communicate concerns to management — is believed to improve employee satisfaction and retention. Now a new paper supports this theory using a field-based, randomized, controlled trial — the most rigorous […]

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Fostering social change at work takes more than money

February 7, 2019


Professor David Mayer and colleagues explore how employees can most effectively influence companies More workplaces are being asked to use their considerable economic impact to address social issues from health care to the environment, and how management is asked to help makes a difference, says a University of Michigan researcher. “Employees often care about social […]

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Mari Kira, Stacey Scimeca interviewed by Ross Human Capital Club

January 29, 2019


Mari Kira and Stacey Scimeca represented the Center for Positive Organizations in an interview, “The Heartbeat of Human Capital: Q&A with the Center for Positive Organizations,” for the Ross Human Capital Club. Throughout the Q&A session, Kira and Scimeca discussed the purpose and goals of the Center, best practices for Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and […]

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