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Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

If you believe as I do that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, we can better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces, then this podcast is for you. My goal each week is to give you access to the world’ leading positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience researchers and practitioners to explore their latest research findings on how you can improve wellbeing, develop strengths, nurture positive relationships, make work meaningful and cultivate the grit to accomplish what matters most. If you want evidence-based approaches to bringing out the best in yourself and others at work, then consider this podcast your step-by-step guide.
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Jul 22, 2016

Wayne Baker is a professor of management at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Wayne is also the first director of the Center for Positive Organizations.Wayne talks about the idea of a giving culture at work.

People are inherently generous and often, the biggest barrier is getting people to ask for what they need. Wayne talks about the ROI that a giving culture brings to organizations. He also talks about who is likely to reciprocate and what their motivations might be. I enjoyed this conversation with Wayne Baker and I’m certain you will too!

Wayne Baker’s website

You’ll Learn:

● [1:41] - Wayne shares some takeaways from his presentation at The Positive Business Conference on creating a giving culture.
● [2:30] - Wayne talks about the reciprocity ring.
● [3:21] - What steps need to be taken after an individual makes a request?
● [4:08] - The biggest barrier is getting people to ask for what they need.
● [5:07] - Wayne talks about why so many organizations struggle to create a giving culture.
● [6:35] - This process taps into the fundamental human principle of reciprocity.
● [7:12] - Takers give almost as frequently as givers give.
● [8:03] - The business benefits of the reciprocity ring.
● [10:19] - You can use technology to help you with the reciprocity ring.
● [11:19] - Early adopters become evangelists for the reciprocity ring.
● [12:37] - Setting boundaries in reciprocity and denying the power in reciprocity by not asking.
● [16:15] - Asking without expectations of receiving.
● [17:08] - The Lightning Round with Wayne Baker

Your Resources:

Learn more about the reciprocity ring at http://www.humaxnetworks.com/default.asp

The Reflected Best Self

The Power of Visioning

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success - Adam M. Grant

Seveneves - Neal Stephenson

A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary - Brian Doyle

The Positive Business Conference

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