Positive Business Conference at U-M draws 350

May 16, 2014

www.freep.com | Frank Witsil

Frank Witsil, writing for the Detroit Free Press, covered the inaugural Positive Business Conference. In the article, he quotes the Center’s Chris White:

“‘Our mission is to develop leaders and make a difference in the world,” Chris White, the managing director for the Center for Positive Organizations, said Friday. ‘Positive businesses create economic value, create great workplaces and are good neighbors.'”

Witsil also touched Shirli Kopelman’s faculty workshop:

“In the negotiation workshop, U-M business professor Shirli Kopelman divided participants into groups, gave them a scenario about two pharmaceutical firms that made different products but both sought the same natural resources — and asked them to negotiate a deal.

“Different groups found different ways to resolve their disputes.

“The exercise revealed various tactics, strategies and challenges that businesses face.”