Watch Live Jan 29 - Creating More Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord


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.

The next Positive Links session, which will stream live below on January 29, will feature Stephanie J. Creary, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Management at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Creary’s research investigates how multiple identities, perspectives, and experiences are engaged and used in organizations to cultivate positive identities, improve the quality of relationships across difference, and promote change that is positive for organizations. She studies these dynamics in a variety of situations and organizational contexts including the development and implementation of corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives, career progression across demographic groups, socialization practices, and health care delivery.

Many of us want to work in organizations that enable us to draw on our unique perspectives to contribute and become our best work selves. Yet, sometimes our differences can make us feel uncomfortable, which can challenge our ability to engage with one another in healthy and productive ways.

In this presentation, Creary will share a tool that she has developed from her research on multiple identities and helping at work that is designed to help people build more effective relationships across difference at work. The audience will have the opportunity to use the tool in real-time to create their own positive paths for making one particular work relationship across difference more effective.

Creating More Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord — The Power of Helping Across Differences
Stephanie J. Creary
JANUARY 29, 2019