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Forecast 2019: Gender and the ‘nice’ penalty at work

December 27, 2018


Professor David Mayer says organizations should support positive behaviors. Q: How are “nice guys” penalized at work? MAYER: We know there are stereotypes of men and women at work. When women display behaviors that are inconsistent with the feminine stereotype, they are less likely to be hired and are viewed as less competent. We’ve seen […]

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Forecast 2019: Mastering the gig economy

December 26, 2018


Professor Sue Ashford offers advice for navigating the new world of work. Q: The gig economy expands every year, with some forecasts indicating gig jobs will represent 40 percent of all jobs by 2020. What do you think is driving this? ASHFORD: It certainly is prevalent: Over 50 percent of millennials are already working in […]

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Forecast 2019: Climate change reality takes firmer hold

December 21, 2018


Professor Andy Hoffman argues that fundamental shifts in thinking are required. Q. How do you expect the public debate on climate change to shift in the coming year? HOFFMAN: The public debate over climate change is changing right now in some very interesting ways. Until now, the focus has mostly been on the science, and […]

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Baker, Cameron, and Dutton’s research cited in Psychology Today

December 20, 2018


Do they leave you energized or drained? A number of research studies conducted by Wayne Baker, Kim Cameron, and Jane Dutton were cited in a recent Psychology Today post titled, “Do Some People Energize You While Others Drain You?” Baker is Faculty Director of the Center for Positive Organization (CPO) and Robert P. Thome Professor […]

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Kim Cameron’s research cited in Forbes article

December 3, 2018


Redefining ‘nice’ as it relates to leadership Kim Cameron’s research was cited in a recent Forbes article, “When Being Nice Backfires.” The article deliberates the idea that leaders, often employers, struggle to draw the line between being nice to their employees and being pushovers, largely because of the many nuances there are to “being nice” […]

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Consortium member organizations involved with Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces

November 9, 2018


For the 11th consecutive year, Energage, a company that helps to measure employee engagement, partnered with the Detroit Free Press to determine the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces. Among the 2018 winners are consortium members ImageOne and Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC. ImageOne ranked first in the “Small Companies” category (1-149 employees), while Marsh & […]

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Chris White interviewed on Redesigning Wellness podcast

November 8, 2018


Chris White was interviewed on a Redesigning Wellness podcast titled “Creating Change Without Authority.” Often times in the workplace, individuals feel they lack the authority that is seemingly required in order to make a positive change. White debunks this perception and offers ways to lead positive change without authority. He also discusses the energy that […]

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Julia Lee interviewed for ‘Talk Nerdy To Me’ blog

November 6, 2018


Julia Lee was recently interviewed for 15Five’s blog, Talk Nerdy To Me. In the post, titled “The Missing Part of Your Employee Learning and Development Strategy: Strengths Discovery,” Lee discussed the Reflected Best Self Exercise (RBSE), an exercise created from research at the Center for Positive Organizations and Ross School of Business. RBSE is a […]

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Chris White to appear on the ‘Dr. Nandi Show’

November 6, 2018


Could forming a purpose with others help you live longer? Chris White will appear on an upcoming episode of the Dr. Nandi Show with the theme ‘Connecting With Others.’ White’s interview will shed light on the stigma surrounding loneliness and how feelings of loneliness are often perceived as signs of weakness. In the episode, White […]

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New CPO Post-Doctoral Fellowship opportunity

November 1, 2018


The Center for Positive Organizations (CPO), in partnership with the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise (Erb) at the University of Michigan, seek a post-doctoral scholar to help develop and lead a two-year research effort focusing on business sustainability change agents. Specifically, the post-doctoral scholar will conduct research on questions […]

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Three Ross faculty receive Aspen award for exceptional business courses

October 26, 2018


Earlier this year, The Aspen Institute, a well-respected education and policy organization, named two Michigan Ross offerings to its annual list of exceptional business courses and said they would receive Ideas Worth Teaching Awards. Ross was the only school with more than one class on the list. This week, the three Ross faculty responsible for […]

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Nobel award recognizes how economic forces can fight climate change

October 25, 2018

By: Andrew J. Hoffman, Ellen Hughes-Cromwick


Writing in The Conversation, Professor Andy Hoffman explains how the work of William Nordhaus offers reasons for hope. Yale economist William Nordhaus has devoted his life’s work to understanding the costs of climate change and advocating the use of a carbon tax to curb global warming. It’s no small irony, then, that on the same day his research shared in the Nobel Memorial […]

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