Center for Positive Organizations

Positive Links Speaker Series: Mandy O'Neill

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Robertson Auditorium

Positive Links Speaker Series
Positive Emotional Culture: How Positive Emotions at the Heart of Corporate Culture Affect Your Well­Being and Your Company’s Bottom Line
Mandy O'Neill

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Michigan Ross Campus
Ross Building
701 Tappan
Robertson Auditorium
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:
What aspect of corporate culture is so deep that it affects our hearts, minds, and the organizational bottom line? In this session, O’Neill introduces the undiscovered domain she calls “emotional culture” and demonstrates how cultures comprised of positive emotions such as love, joviality, and awe have benefits not only for employees’ own individual well-being,but also for teams, clients, and the corporate bottom line. Building on her Harvard Business Review article, “Manage Your Emotional Culture,” O’Neill will highlight real-world case studies from across different industries and share practical tips for how managers, HR business partners, and individual change agents can diagnose, manage, and change their emotional cultures.

About O’Neill:
Olivia (Mandy) O'Neill, PhD, is a Visiting Scholar at the Haas School of Business, University of California (2018-2019). She is also Associate Professor of Management at the George Mason University School of Business and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow.

O’Neill is an expert on organizational culture, emotions in the workplace, gender, and careers. Her work has been published in a variety of scholarly and practitioner journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review.

Jane Dutton, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations; Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business Administration and Psychology

The Center for Positive Organizations thanks University of Michigan Organizational Learning, Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Lisa and David (MBA ‘87) Drews, and Diane (BA ‘73) and Paul (MBA ‘75) Jones for their support of the 2018-19 Positive Links Speaker Series.

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