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Urban Ashes receives top honor in University of Michigan positive business competition

April 20, 2018

Urban Ashes selected as the first ever Platinum Awardee of the Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations’ Positive Business Project. 15Five, Balance Massage, Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals, and Root Inc. selected as Gold Awardees. Urban Ashes, a full-service design and fabrication company, was named the first ever Platinum Awardee in the 2018 Positive Business […]


2018 Positive Business Project: Applications are open!

December 21, 2017

Is your organization dedicated to creating positive change? Then we want to hear from you! The Positive Business Project (PBP) is an annual student-led initiative presented by the Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations aimed at identifying, studying, celebrating, and spreading positive business in organizations of all types. Each year, submissions to the PBP are reviewed by a […]


Consortium member imageOne penned op-ed for Forbes

November 3, 2017

In Forbes’ “Starting over: Why we decided to buy back our company and try again,” Rob Dube explained how he and partner Joel Pearlman sold imageOne and bought it back a year later, making the decision to be a small giant or great small company, instead of part of a large entity where they could […]


Positive Business Project finalist imageOne and 4 other Consortium members honored by Crain’s Detroit

October 16, 2017

Congratulations to Positive Business Project finalist imageOne and four other Consortium members–Bluewater, EDSI, Marketing Associates, and Phire–for being named to Crain’s Detroit ‘100 Cool Places to Work in Michigan.’ These five organizations were selected for this honor based on cool positive practices that make employees feel appreciated and “attract and retain talent.” According to Crain’s, Michigan […]


2017 Positive Business Project honors for 4imprint, DISHER, imageOne, Menlo Innovations, and Swisse Wellness

June 2, 2017

Five organizations were named Examples of Excellence of the 2017 Positive Business Project presented by the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The Positive Business Project is an annual contest celebrating organizations that excel in their positive business practices. Organizations were invited to share success stories […]


The Positive Business Project

February 17, 2017

Last year at this same time I posted a blog about a contest that The Center for Positive Organizations ran called the Positive Business Project. It was a great success last year, and we are hoping to have another great response this year from all of you. The Center for Positive Organizations is seeking to […]


Jessica Amortegui wrote for Women@Forbes about empathy in the workplace

February 2, 2017

Jessica Amortegui, from Positive Organizations Consortium member company Logitech, wrote about the role or empathy for Forbes’ Women@Forbes initiative, “Are You Using Apple’s Secret Skill At Work?” This article cited multiple research studies on the role of empathy in the workplace. Amortegui explained how caring about and understanding others created benefits for both employees and organizations. The […]


Jason Wilburn interviewed on “Making Positive Psychology Work” podcast

October 24, 2016

On her podcast “Making Positive Psychology Work,” Michelle McQuaid interviewed Jason Wilburn, a member of the Positive Organizations Consortium from Conco Services Corporation. During the interview, they discussed Wilburn’s initiative to make 2016 the year of high-quality connections. The goal of the initiative is to use the research on high-quality connections pioneered by Jane Dutton to challenge employees to heighten their attentiveness […]


Jessica Amortegui pens Forbes blog about productivity

August 8, 2016

Jessica Amortegui, the senior director of learning and development at Logitech, and member of the Positive Organizations Consortium, wrote the Forbes blog, “The Surprising Reason You Should Stop Trying To Be So Productive.” The article synthesizes research on management and workplace behavior. Capturing and building on research by Stanford researcher Susan Dweck, Amortegui writes, “Talent is […]


Jessica Amortegui interviewed by Michelle McQuaid on job crafting

July 21, 2016

Jessica Amortegui, Senior Director of Learning and Development at Logitech, was interviewed by Michelle McQuaid, best-selling author and wellbeing expert in a podcast series entitled, “Making Positive Psychology Work.” Listen to the interview below (available on iTunes) to hear how Logitech is integrating positive practices like job crafting into their work culture. Logitech was the […]