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Academy of Management OMT Division honors Center for POS with 2010 Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award

September 30, 2010

By Jane E. Dutton

Founders of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) Wayne Baker, Kim Cameron, Jane Dutton, Robert Quinn, Gretchen Spreitzer, Lynn Wooten were proud to be named as Trailblazers by the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division of the Academy of Management. The Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award is given every two years to “scholars who have taken a leadership role in the field of OMT by opening up new lines of thinking or inquiry.


Team Resilience: Bouncing Back: Learning about Team Resilience

September 30, 2010

By Abraham Carmeli, Bar-Ilan University

While resilience has long been a major topic in psychology, organizational researchers are revealing ways to cultivate resilience at the team and organization levels. Resilience research contributes to positive organizational scholarship (POS) by studying positivity in difficult times. At the same time, a POS perspective has served as a significant platform for building theory and pursuing research aimed at answering these questions: What is resilience? What contributes to enhancing or diminishing resilience in teams and organizations? What are the performance implications of resilience?


How business can save the world

February 17, 2008 | February 17, 2008

“A provocative study suggests that enlightened management philosophies can spread from the office — and change societies.”

Gretchen Spreitzer is quoted in a feature by Matthew Battles on her research suggesting that business can have a positive cultural impact. Battles notes that, “Companies that empower their employees to cut costs in the workplace not only improve their bottom lines, but also may foster civic engagement and contribute to peace in the societies where they operate . . . ”


Aligning Culture With Goals

August 11, 2006

Few would argue that matching a worker’s skills and attitude to the tasks required is a step toward success. But what of the company itself?