- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Foreword: The Abundant Organization
- Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work
- Finding the Positive in the World of Work
- The Changing World of Work
- Generation Me and the Changing World of Work
- What is Authentic Leadership Development?
- Enablers of a Positive Strategy: Positively Deviant Leadership
- Change and Its Leadership: The Role of Positive Emotions
- Working Positively Toward Transformative Cooperation
- Strengths: Your Leading Edge
- Toward a Positive Psychology for Leaders
- Employee Engagement and the Psychology of Joining, Staying in, and Leaving Organizations
- Work as Meaning: Individual and Organizational Benefits of Engaging in Meaningful Work
- More than Meets the Eye: The Role of Employee Well-Being in Organizational Research
- Positive Engagement: From Employee Engagement to Workplace Happiness
- Using Coaching and Positive Psychology to Promote a Flourishing Workforce: A Model of Goal-Striving and Mental Health
- Mindfulness at Work: Paying Attention to Enhance Well-Being and Performance
- Work-Life Balance: The Roles of Work-Family Conflict and Work-Family Facilitation
- Strengths Development in the Workplace
- Strengths of Character and Work
- Dream Teams: A Positive Psychology of Team Working
- Positive Organizational Scholarship Leaps into the World of Work
- Look Before You Leap or Dive Right In? The Use of Moral Courage in Response to Workplace Bullying
- An Integrated Model of Psychological Capital in the Workplace
- Building the Positive Workplace: A Preliminary Report from the Field
- Good for What? The Young Worker in a Global Age
- What's Wrong with Being Positive?
- Building Positive Organizations
Abstract and Keywords
In this chapter, we will introduce and define the Positive Workplace; share why and how it was developed based on the field of positive psychology; discuss consideration of the language of positive psychology in business; describe making the case for positive psychology at work; describe the audiences for this program; discuss the self-assessments used; describe Facilitated Learning Opportunity (FLO), a facilitated learning opportunity (a teaching technique) designed to mirror the Positive Workplace; describe the program structure and content; and, share selected applications from both a graduate course in managing project teams and corporate work together with our preliminary observations and results. These selected applications include: Languaging the Values in Action (VIA) Strengths Inventory for Business; the Best Self-Introduction: VIA Strengths at Work; FLO: Mirroring the Positive Workplace in the program; Ideal Workplace case for individuals and teams. We will close with our thoughts on areas for future applications development and on the growing opportunities for practitioners and researchers to collaborate.
Jocelyn S. Davis, University of Maryland, Center for Excellence in Project Management, Nelson Hart L.L.C., Arlington, VA.
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