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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DTE Energy (C): A Positive Organization and a Force for Social Good
This case depicts how DTE Energy expanded its internal momentum as a positive organization to encompass improving the broader community as well.  The case opens at the end of 2015,…
Publication Date: 05/14/2018 Product ID: 8-986-935
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DTE Energy (B): Transformation of an Organization
This case focuses on DTE Energy’s transformation into a high-performing positive organization. When the case opens in 2010, DTE Energy has not only survived the 2008 recession but has had…
Publication Date: 05/14/2018 Product ID: 9-850-955
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DTE Energy (A): Becoming a Transformational Leader: Gerry Anderson, Chairman and CEO
This case describes DTE Energy CEO Gerry Anderson’s transformation from a hard-nosed, “old school” leader to an authentic, purpose-driven leader implementing positive change. Students follow along as Anderson begins re-thinking…
Publication Date: 05/14/2018 Product ID: 1-456-355
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UAE Exchange: The RACE to Positive Organizational Change
UAE Exchange began operations in 1980 and, through the years, established itself as a global remittance, foreign exchange and payroll solutions brand. Investing extensively in its people by adopting innovative…
Publication Date: 04/12/2018 Product ID: 4-127-338
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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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