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Andrew Hoffman on driverless cars in Michigan Ross Thought in Action

February 24, 2016


Professor Andy Hoffman, in a blog post in The Conversation, shows the economic and cultural shifts down the road. The prospect of driverless cars in the not-too-distant future is an exciting development in personal mobility. But Michigan Ross Professor Andy Hoffman says it’s not just a leap of technology. In his latest blog post in […]

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A. Yesim Orhun in Michigan Ross Thought in Action

February 24, 2016


New research by Professor Yesim Orhun shows why low-income people are less able to buy in bulk for greater savings. Turns out you have to make good money to save money. That’s according to new research by Michigan Ross Professor Yesim Orhun, who found that people with low incomes are less able to buy in […]

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Gretchen Spreitzer talks to Reno NPR about coworking

February 24, 2016


CPO Faculty Director Gretchen Spreitzer was interviewed by the Reno National Public Radio for a coworking segment titled, “Professionals Thrive More At Coworking Spaces.” Spreitzer’s research has studied hundreds of people who use coworking spaces in the U.S., and, as the article explains, “they reported an average of almost six on a seven-point scale for thriving: defined […]

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Research by Gretchen Spreitzer, Lyndon Garrett featured in Workplaces Magazine

February 18, 2016


“Coworking and its impact on innovation” is an article in the first issue of Workplaces Magazine, published by Bellow Press, that features coworking research by CPO Faculty Director Gretchen Spreitzer and Lyndon Garrett, a doctoral affiliate of the Center. The article discusses the benefits of coworking, its growing popularity, and references Spreitzer, Garrett, and Peter […]

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Economic Times (India) interviews Gretchen Spreitzer about growth of coworking movement

February 15, 2016


In the Economic Times (India) article, “Co-working grows amid search for new office lifestyle,” Gretchen Spreitzer explains “the coworking movement is a natural extension of the ‘sharing economy.’” (According to a Deskmag survey that tracks coworking trends, the number of coworking spaces in October 2015 was 7,800; this number is up from 3,400 in 2013 […]

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David Mayer on business ethics in Fast Company

February 10, 2016


In David Mayer‘s latest Fast Company ethics column, “Why Google Was Smart To Drop It’s ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Motto,” he explains how “goodness inspires goodness.” Mayer explores the shift in perspective on Google’s motto when forming its parent company, Alphabet, last year. The company made the change from “Don’t be evil” to “Do the right thing.” Mayer explains, […]

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Research by Julia Lee in Boston.com

February 9, 2016


A working paper co-authored by CPO Post-Doctoral Fellow Julia Lee was featured in a recent Boston.com post entitled, “How to use your morning commute to be a happy successful worker.” The article summarizes the team’s research on “How Goal-Directed Prospection Can Offset the Strain of Commuting.” In other words: can thinking about the tasks a person […]

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Beyond Engagement: How to Thrive at Work

February 9, 2016

By: Chris White


This post was written for the Huffington Post’s Great Work Cultures initiative. View the original post here. A few years back, my friend Michael was a successful student here at Michigan Ross. With a winning personality, work experience at a top Internet company, and an advanced degree from a prestigious business school, Michael had his […]

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Adam Grant talks to NPR about non-conformists

February 9, 2016


Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School and a member of the Center for Positive Organizations’ research advisory board, talked to Michigan Radio about his latest book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. In the interview Grant briefly shares some insights on what Internet browsers and non-conformists have in common, how to make work […]

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Michelle Segar on exercise motivation in Columbus Dispatch

February 7, 2016


CPO Faculty Affiliate Michelle Segar’s exercise motivation research is cited in the Columbus Dispatch article, “Making workout fun boos motivation, but health goals help, too.” The article quotes research from Segar’s book, No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness: “Logic doesn’t motivate us; emotions do…In other words, people who […]

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Alison Davis-Blake on diversity drive at Michigan Ross

February 7, 2016


Michigan Ross Dean Alison Davis-Blake talks about diversity and inclusion in the Times Higher Education article, “University of Michigan: business school dean on diversity drive.” She explains the IDO (Identity and Diversity in Organization) program that has become a requirement for all Michigan Ross undergraduates. Davis-Blake became the first female dean at the Ross School […]

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Michelle Segar explains resolution recalibration in latest U.S. News & World Report blog

February 5, 2016


In her February U.S. News & World Report Health post, “Why February is the best time to recalibrate your New Year’s resolutions,” Michelle Segar explains why “you didn’t fail last month – you researched what works for you.” Segar discusses the reasons “resolutions crash so quickly” and why (and how) February is the perfect month to […]

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