Areas of Expertise:
High-Quality Connections and
Relationships at Work
Compassion and Organizations
Issue Selling and Issue Management
Identity and Identification in
Job Crafting and the Meaning of Work
Management and Organizations
Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Recent Media Coverage:
"Fall in Love with a Job You Don't Even Like"
CNN, September 2016
"5 Surprising Reasons Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage"
Huffington Post Blog, March 2016
"President Obama's right: Americans might be growing numb to mass shootings. Here's why."
The Wall Street Journal, December, 2015
"What's the Secret of the Best Places to Work? Compassion and Connection,"
Success, October, 2015
"Unhappy at Work? Try Hacking Your Job,"
The Wall Street Journal, August, 2015
"Does Compassion Have Value At Work?,"
Video interview with Michelle McQuaid,
"Creating High Quality Connections as a Pathway for Cultivating Purpose,"
People & Strategy, July 2014
Finding Meaning At Work Is More Important Than Feeling Happy,"
"U-M Study: Positive Co-Worker Connections
Bring Good Health," dbusiness, May 16, 2014
"Don't Love Your Job? Fix the Job You're
In," Entrepreneur, April 3, 2014
"More Than Job Satisfaction,"
American Psychological Association, December 2013
"The Good Guys Win," Live
Happy Magazine, November 18, 2013
Your Boss Cares If You're Happy," Fast Company,
September 16, 2013
"How To Turn The Job You Have Into The Job
To Be A Positive Leader. Jane E. Dutton and Gretchen M.
Spreitzer (Eds.) Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2014
For more information and teaching resources
Jane Dutton's research focuses on how organizational conditions
strengthen capabilities of individuals and firms. In
particular, she examines how high quality connections, positive
meaning and emotions contribute to individual and organizational
strengths. Her research has explored compassion and
organizations, resilience and organizations, as well as energy and
organizations. This research stream is part of positive
organizational scholarship, a sub-field of management and
organizations that Jane, along with Bob Quinn and Kim Cameron,
established in 2001. In 2002, they founded the Center for
Positive Organizational Scholarship, now known as the Center for
Positive Organizations (http://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/). Her past research
has explored processes of organizational adaptation, focusing on how
strategic issues are interpreted and managed in organizations, as
well as issues of organizational identity and change.
Jane E. Dutton
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
701 Tappan Street, Room R4356
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234