May 10, 2021

Kyle Duffy, an intern in the Office of the University of Michigan’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, interviews Dr. Jane Dutton and Dr. Monica C. Worline on behalf of Business & Finance positive energizers.

The division of Business & Finance (B&F) at the University of Michigan is on a journey to create a more positive and inclusive work environment for its 2,700 staff. As part of these efforts, B&F has enlisted more than 150 staff positive energizers who are working to raise awareness about positive organizational concepts and encourage their colleagues to help create positive change.

Recently, B&F’s positive energizers undertook focused efforts on compassion and kindness in the workplace, including their connection to organizational performance. Drs. Jane Dutton and Monica Worline shared their research and expertise on these topics with B&F staff in a recent interview.