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Center for Positive Organizations
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Jane Dutton and Monica C. Worline
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701 Tappan Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Positive Links Speaker Series
Putting High Quality Connections into Practice
Jane Dutton and Monica C. Worline

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Michigan Ross Campus
Ross Building
701 Tappan
Colloquium, 6th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Positive Links:
The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, offers inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in its people. Attendees learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.

Positive Links sessions take place at Michigan Ross, and are free and open to the public.

About the talk:
In this talk, Dutton and Worline invite you to consider the power of high quality connections in organizations as a source of competitive advantage. Research on the power of high quality connections (and the pathways to build them) offers insights into how we can infuse organizational practices (such as onboarding, meetings, talent development, and shift changes) with a greater capacity for building high quality connections. The presentation will offer practical examples of how to re-imagine everyday organizational routines as opportunities to build employee engagement, health, creativity, and resilience.

About Dutton:
Jane Dutton is the Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Emerita Professor of Business Administration and Psychology at the University of Michigan and co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations. Her research on Positive Organizational Scholarship began with an interest in compassion and the difference it makes for individuals and organizations, and has expanded to focus on the power of positive relationships at work, job crafting, and positive identities.

About Worline:
Monica C. Worline, PhD, is co-author of Awakening Compassion at Work and founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an innovation organization that teaches people how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and the curiosity to bring their best work to life. She is a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and an affiliate faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan.

Gretchen Spreitzer, faculty director of the Center for Positive Organizations; Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations

The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ‘75) Jones for their support of the 2017-18 Positive Links Speaker Series.

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