Center for Positive Organizations

The Center for Positive Organizations, based at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, is a world-class research center that brings transformational research to students and leaders through articles, books, events, tools, teaching, and organizational partnerships.

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Ross undergrad blogged about the Positive Business Conference for the Huffington Post

Michigan Ross undergrad Sarah Wood, BBA ’18, blogged for Huffington Post about her experience at the 4th annual Positive Business Conference, “Instruments for Social Impact.”

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The Business Case for Compassion

A new book by Professors Jane Dutton and Monica Worline show why companies should care about caring.

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Healing spaces: Expressing values vs. being political at work

How do we create workspaces where people can express and have dialogue about how they are feeling, without alienating others who may not feel the same way?

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A Catalyst for the Creation and Growth of Positive Organizations

Since 2002, the Center for Positive Organizations has been the hub of research on Positive Organizational Scholarship.

Its domains of research are Positive Leadership, Meaning and Purpose, Ethics and Virtues, Relationships and Culture in an organizational setting. The Center's mission is to inspire and enable leaders to build high-performing organizations that bring out the best in people. It aims to be a catalyst for the creation and growth of positive organizations.

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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 glimpse…
Publication Date: 12/03/2014 Product ID: 1-429-396
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The B&O Railroad Museum: Getting Back on Track (B)
This case presents students with a crisis at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum. A new director, Courtney Wilson, took over management of the museum in 2000, and planned…
Publication Date: 03/23/2009 Product ID: 1-428-780
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The B&O Railroad Museum: Getting Back on Track (A)
This case presents students with a crisis at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum. A new director, Courtney Wilson, took over management of the museum in 2000, and planned…
Publication Date: 03/23/2009 Product ID: 1-428-779
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Moo Cluck Moo: Serving Up More Than the Minimum Wage
Moo Cluck Moo owners Harry Moorhouse and Brian Parker never really thought about a living wage when they opened their fast food restaurant. It was never a question — they…
Publication Date: 09/22/2016 Product ID: 1-430-494
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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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Supplier Sustainability at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Assessing All Tiers
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Sustainability Director Bill Hall and his colleague Todd Yaney want to ensure sustainability, ethics, and human rights compliance throughout the company’s Tier 2 through 5 suppliers.…
Publication Date: 11/16/2016 Product ID: 1-430-489
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Cascade Engineering: Social Innovation at a Triple-Bottom-Line Plastics Manufacturer
Terrance Robinson is a young associate at Cascade Engineering and he has an idea for a new product that will bring clean water to the developing world. Still, he lacks…
Publication Date: 07/25/2016 Product ID: 1-430-487
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Zingerman’s Community of Businesses: New Business Development
Zingerman’s co-founders Ari Weinzweig and Paul Saginaw have a non-traditional approach to growth, allowing employees that receive extensive training through the organization to fulfill their wildest aspirations. Charting a partnership…
Publication Date: 04/10/2014 Product ID: 1-429-342
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Zingerman’s Community of Businesses: Broad-Based Ownership, Governance, & Sustainability
Inc. Magazine’s “coolest small company in America,” Zingerman’s Community of Businesses (ZCoB), is an exemplar positive organization known for its culture and award-winning food. This case covers the ZCoB’s decision…
Publication Date: 10/05/2013 Product ID: 1-429-340
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Open Book Finance
This case outlines the origins of Open Book Finance, its core elements, and its implementation at Zingerman’s Community of Businesses in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Open Book Finance is a philosophy of…
Publication Date: 07/01/2010 Product ID: 1-429-091
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