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SPECIAL REPORT: Positive Organizational Scholarship

5/10/2004 --

Harvard Business Review recognizes POS as one of 20 "Breakthrough Ideas for 2004"

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), a new movement pioneered at the University of Michigan Business School, is one of 20 "Breakthrough Ideas for 2004," according to Harvard Business Review (HBR). Drawing on path-breaking work in the organizational and social sciences, POS focuses on the dynamics in organizations that develop human strength, produce resilience, foster vitality and cultivate extraordinary individuals.

HBR Senior Editor Bronwyn Fryer writes, "POS takes a rigorous look at the more widespread social constructs, values and processes that make organizations great. And because it measures results, POS goes beyond platitudinous talk about the virtues of being good."

Studying such successful firms as Southwest Airlines, POS researchers find that employee happiness pays off for companies. "It's beginning to look as if a positive workplace atmosphere is worth developing, and not merely for its own sake; it may be the foundation of true organizational success," Fryer concludes.

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For more information, contact:
Mary Jo Frank
Phone: 734-936-2150