Gretchen Spreitzer is the faculty director for the Center of Positive Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
In this interview, you will hear Gretchen talk about enabling sustainable performance. There are several factors that make it quite easy to get burned out at work and organizations need to implement certain things to promote sustainable performance and allow individuals to thrive. Gretchen gives practical ways for organizations to do this through her four levers to promote sustainability. Gretchen also shares some basic and easily implemented tactics for individuals to thrive.
Gretchen Spreitzer’s website: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/spreitzer/home
● [1:43] - In today’s world, it is easy to get burned out and we need to make performance sustainable.
● [3:44] - Gretchen shares the four levers organizations can use to promote sustainability.
● [7:42] - Gretchen talks about the balance of responsibility between organizations and individuals in regards to employee growth and sustainability.
● [8:40] - What can individuals do when their organization doesn’t promote growth and sustainability?
● [12:05] - Gretchen discusses about her findings that co-working spaces lead to higher mean scores of thriving.
● [15:47] - Gretchen talks about resilience for people in difficult situations. Thriving is not about bouncing back, it’s about bouncing better.
● [17:43] - Thriving and growing proactively, when there isn’t a difficulty or challenge.
● [19:13] - Should organizations expect and encourage an approach of thriving when someone is struggling, personally?
● [20:04] - The lightning round with Gretchen Spreitzer
Reflected Best Self Exercise - http://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/cpo-tools/reflected- best-self-exercise-2nd- edition/
How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact - Jane E. Dutton and Gretchen M. Spreitzer - https://amzn.com/1626560285
The Positive Organization: Breaking Free from Conventional Cultures, Constraints, and Beliefs - Robert E Quinn - https://amzn.com/1626565627
Finding Purpose: Environmental Stewardship as a Personal Calling - Andrew J. Hoffman - https://amzn.com/1783533722
Positive Business Conference - http://positivebusinessconference.com
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