Dr. Jane Dutton is a Co-Founder of the Center for Positive Organizations and leader in the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship. Jane has shared her passion and expertise in creating thriving organizations as a professor and researcher at Michigan Ross School of Business, and as a published author of over 100 articles and book chapters, 13 edited books, and her own books including Energize your Workplace: How to Build and Sustain High Quality Connections at Work and Awakening Compassion at Work (with Monica Worline). Jane’s work has focused on the power of high quality connections to increase both individual and organizational capabilities, as well as how compassion, resilience, and energy can be a meaningful part of organizational cultures.
In this episode, Jane talks with Elizabeth and Dana about how seemingly small social connections can dramatically improve our wellbeing, and how compassion is a vital, yet sometimes overlooked, resource in organizations. She shares examples and ideas on how to leverage the power of high quality connections and compassion in any workplace.