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Larry King interviews Jane Dutton on Positive Voices episode

May 8, 2020


Positive Voices spotlights the value of applying positive psychology during hard times in “Episode 3: Coping with Covid with Larry King and Dr. Jane Dutton.” Dutton, a Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) core faculty member, lays out a simple framework to help people be engaged, resilient and healthier at home and work. She tells King […]

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Compassionate organizations emerge stronger after a crisis

May 6, 2020


University of Technology Sydney quotes Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Research Advisory Board member Ace Simpson in the article “Compassion at the core of resilient organisations.” The article examines the role compassionate management plays in a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic and how it can help organizations emerge stronger. “Our research demonstrates that broad-based compassion […]

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Silver linings, home tours, video conference bingo: Reimagining virtual meetings for connection

April 29, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Adam Grant interviews CPO co-founder Jane Dutton in the TED article “The secret to making Zoom meetings meaningful for you and your coworkers.” The interview explores how virtual meetings can be reimagined in the pandemic age to encourage high-quality connections. Dutton defines a “high-quality connection” as, “a shorter-term […]

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Michigan Ross professor chosen for public engagement faculty fellowship

April 28, 2020


The University of Michigan’s Center for Academic Innovation has named Andy Hoffman, the Holcim (U.S.) Professor and professor of management and organizations at the Ross School of Business, as one of 18 inaugural recipients of the Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship. In collaboration with units across campus, Hoffman and the other fellows will complete an intensive Studio Experience […]

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Social connection is crucial during physical distancing, Jane Dutton tells Thrive Global

April 27, 2020


Thrive Global interviews Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) co-founder Jane Dutton in the article “Can You Stay Physically Distanced But Socially Connected As You Work?”. The interview explores the importance of high-quality connections for physical, mental, and organizational wellbeing. Dutton also offers recommendations for how workers can stay socially connected, even as they maintain physical […]

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Adam Grant, Jane Dutton discuss loneliness, high-quality connections on WorkLife podcast

April 24, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Adam Grant interviews CPO co-founder Jane Dutton in the WorkLife podcast episode, “We Don’t Have to Fight Loneliness Alone.” The episode explores how workplace loneliness can hurt employees’ health and productivity, as well as creative methods managers can use to encourage high-quality connections as an antidote. Grant taps […]

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Isolated introverts crave connection too, Adam Grant writes in The New York Times

April 24, 2020


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Adam Grant discusses working remotely in The New York Times column, “Yes, Even Introverts Can Be Lonely Right Now.” The column examines what it feels like to be an introvert who works from home and offers advice for how to stay connected without burning out. Grant references CPO […]

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New York Times cites Barbara Fredrickson’s research on ‘tragic optimism’

April 22, 2020

By: Barbara Fredrickson


The New York Times opinion piece “On Coronavirus Lockdown? Look for Meaning, Not Happiness” cites research by Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) faculty affiliate Barbara Fredrickson. The piece explores how people can tap “tragic optimism” to cope with emotional fallout during and after the coronavirus pandemic. It draws insight from Fredrickson’s research on young adults’ […]

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COVID-19 could reshape perception of ‘work warrior,’ Theresa Glomb tells TwinCities.com

April 22, 2020

By: Theresa Glomb


Center for Positive Organizations (CPO) Research Advisory Board member Theresa Glomb is quoted in the TwinCities.com article “Coronavirus could change our perception of the ‘work warrior.’” Glomb says she anticipates attitudes toward employees who “power through” and come to work sick—whom she refers to as “work warriors”—may change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Leading ourselves: Key questions in the time of coronavirus

April 21, 2020

By: David Fessell, Dan Goleman


In this time of high anxiety and widespread uncertainty related to coronavirus and its impact, we all share a common desire to help our families, our colleagues, our communities and ourselves. Three key questions can help cultivate calm, positive energy and help us bring our best selves to the many demands we are facing. They […]

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