U-M Study: Positive Co-Worker Connections Bring Good Health

May 16, 2014

http://www.dbusiness.com | Izzi Bendall

Writing for DBusiness, Izzi Bendall takes a close look at some of Jane Dutton’s newest research:

“Even just a short conversation with a colleague can have a positive impact on a person’s cardiovascular, immune, and neuroendocrine systems, providing energy and motivation during the workday, says new research from the University of Michigan.

“‘These short, momentary interactions with people at work are like vitamins — they strengthen and fortify you throughout your day,’ says Jane Dutton, a professor of business administration and psychology at the university. ‘The good news is that these connections don’t take a lot of time to build. They happen quickly, and small gestures pay big dividends.'”