- 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
What if organizations could be structured and managed in ways that could unleash the full potential of those working within them? The paradox of hard-driving organizations and finding a way for people to thrive within organizations, we believe, is of paramount importance. Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) is “the dynamics in organizations that lead to the development of human strength, foster resiliency in individuals, make possible healing and restoration, and cultivate extraordinary individual and organizational performance” (Cameron, 2003). Positive Deviance, a core principle of POS, and integrating Positive Meaning Making, Positive Emotions, and Positive Connections all help create a work environment that moves organizations toward increased employee happiness on the job and higher organizational efficiencies. Through a five-phased process, we have helped organizations to change their traditional focus on problem solving and integrate an abundance framework for better results.
Don Mroz, Post University MBA Program Director, Waterbury, CT
Shawn Quinn, Lift Consulting, Ann Arbor, MI
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