- 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
Emotions are an integral part of human experience, inextricably linked to social interaction. In this chapter Sekerka and Fredrickson describe how positive emotional climates help create and support transformative cooperation. Serving as the fuel for new and useful relationships in organizational environments, they examine the broadening and building capacities of positive emotions and how they contribute to purposive evolution. Strength-based organizational development and change processes are described as the means to evoke positive emotions in support of transformative cooperation, which emerges through collectively beneficial processes. The authors set forth a description and definition of this phenomenon and explain how their work advances positive psychology and associated fields such as positive organizational scholarship and positive organizational behavior.
Leslie E. Sekerka, Departments of Management and Psychology, Menlo College
Barbara L. Fredrickson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
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