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Jane  Dutton

Jane Dutton

Robert L. Kahn, Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration and Psychology; University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business

Professor Jane Dutton is a world expert in the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship. Dr. Dutton co-founded the Center for Positive Organizations at the Ross School of Business in 2002.  She is the only Distinguished University Professor on the faculty at Ross which is the highest award given to a faculty member at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern and served on the strategy faculty at New York University before joining Ross and the Psychology department. She has won teaching awards at each university where she has been on the faculty and has won the top research awards at both Ross and in her field of Management and Organizational Behavior. Dutton's research and teaching sit at the interaction of strategy, management and psychology. She has received tenure in all three fields. Her research focuses on processes that build capabilities and strengths of employees in organizations. In particular, she examines how high quality connections and identity processes increase employees' and organizations' capabilities. Her research has explored compassion and organizations, resilience and organizations, as well as energy and organizations. Her research on compassion, on job crafting, and  on positive identities has appeared in the Harvard Business Review (HBR), representing 3 of the over 100 articles she has published in refereed journals.  She has published 13 books, two focused directly on managers including her most recent book with Gretchen Spreitzer, How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact.   Dutton consults and works with a variety of organizations. For 10 years she served as co-director of ICOS (Interdisciplinary Committee of Organizational Studies), which is the largest interdisciplinary community of organizational scholars at any university. She serves on the Board of Directors for Kelly Services. She has also worked with over 160 for-profit and not-for-profit organizations as a faculty coach with teams of MBA students doing consulting on strategy, marketing and leadership projects.

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Emphasizing the Positive: Forming a Strategic Identity for the Ross School of Business
Setting a strategic direction for a business school, initiating a culture change, and overcoming a massive financial deficit were challenges faced by the incoming dean of the Ross School of ...
Publication Date: 10/04/2016 Product ID: 1-430-493
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A Values-based Approach to Candidate Selection: LinkedIn Intern Interviews
This case explores how a hiring manager at LinkedIn uses a selection interview to ensure a new employee fits the organization’s values and culture. This selection interview provides a ...
Publication Date: 12/03/2014 Product ID: 1-429-396
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The Heart of Reuters (A)
The Heart of Reuters (Parts A and B) describes the responses of Reuters America to the incidents of 9/11/2001. The Heart of Reuters Part A describes the range ...
Publication Date: 03/10/2010 Product ID: 1-428-855
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The Heart of Reuters (B)
The Heart of Reuters (Parts A and B) describes the responses of Reuters America to the incidents of 9/11/2001. The Heart of Reuters-Part B describes the range ...
Publication Date: 03/10/2010 Product ID: 1-428-860
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Job Crafting at Burt’s Bees
Job designs are typically created by managers for employees. But employees are often motivated to make changes to their formal job designs to customize a more desirable experience for themselves ...
Publication Date: 11/20/2009 Product ID: 1-428-854
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Having a Calling and Crafting a Job (VIDEO): The Case of Candice Billups
The video case of Candice Billups, hospital custodian, is designed to enrich conversation and analysis of core topics in organizational behavior or management courses. The video is intended to be ...
Publication Date: 11/12/2009 Product ID: 1-428-883
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B. Joseph White: Resilience in Action—Part 3 of 3
This is the final addition to a three-part case that describes the reaction and attitudes demonstrated by B. Joseph White upon hearing that he was not chosen to be ...
Publication Date: 10/20/2009 Product ID: 1-428-859
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Anne Ladky: An Energy Approach to Leadership
Leaders of political advocacy organizations are faced with the challenge of motivating their employees past frequent obstacles, shortcomings, and failures. Anne Ladky, the Executive Director of a non-profit political ...
Publication Date: 08/21/2009 Product ID: 1-428-851
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B. Joseph White: Resilience in Action—Part 1 of 3
This is the first of a three-part case that describes the reaction and attitudes demonstrated by B. Joseph White upon hearing that he was not chosen to be president ...
Publication Date: 08/21/2009 Product ID: 1-428-852
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Crafting a Fulfilling Job: Bringing Passion Into Work
Jobs are typically designed by managers for employees. The concept of “job crafting” captures the ways in which employees change these job designs to align with their motives, strengths, and ...
Publication Date: 08/20/2009 Product ID: 1-428-853
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