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date: 23 January 2021

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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.

Keywords: Positive Workplace, flourishing, thriving, Best Self-Introduction, business case, project management, optimism, strengths

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