An organisation’s health is directly determined by the well-being of those within it. Firmly grounded in psychology and management research, Positive Psychology in Business shows how to play to strengths, lead with compassion and put people first.
This accessible book draws together key ideas and techniques for applying concepts drawn from positive psychology and strengths-based management in workplace settings. It illuminates the application of various positive psychology approaches in a wide range of different workplace settings and cultures, so most readers will find examples that resonate with their own workplace and its challenges. In a series of concise articles, originally written for her Appreciating Change website, Sarah Lewis shows how any leader, manager, organisation or employee can learn from positive and appreciative concepts like playing to strengths, creating a feel-good workplace, building social capital, encouraging positive deviation, leading authentically, creating conditions for change, having courageous conversations and building happy teams.
- A unique collection of short, practical, to-the-point articles on the application of positive psychology concepts and principles to business and the workplace
- Shows how individual, team and organisational effectiveness can be enhanced by recognising the value of social capital and promoting the well-being of staff
- Links positive psychology with strengths-based management and appreciative inquiry, and with dialogue-based tools for organisational leadership and change
- Topics covered include strengths-based development, creating a positive culture, leadership gratitude, appreciative listening, creating hope, resilience, and flow