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Happiness Means Creativity: One Company's Bet On Positive Psychology

Happiness Means Creativity: One Company's Bet On Positive Psychology | Organizational Behavior | Scoop.it
Rather than just fix whats ailing you, positive psychology looks to actively improve individual and organizational well-being. Heres how Havas...
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"There is a strong relationship between employee happiness and a workforce that is productive, creative, and flourishing," he says, pointing to lab studies designed to test creativity after participants have been made more and less happy, which shows creative levels improve when people are happier.

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Constraints in Organizational Learning, Cognitive Load and its Effect on Employee Behavior - Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Constraints in Organizational Learning, Cognitive Load and its Effect on Employee Behavior - Munich Personal RePEc Archive | Organizational Behavior | Scoop.it
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The Executive’s Role in Social Business

Image courtesy of Dell Inc. In a recent interview, Gerald Kane, an associate professor of information systems at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, aptly described the rapidly evolving role of social business tools within companies.
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"Executive commitment is essential when companies launch and grow social business initiatives. What’s more, social business is starting to change roles within the C-suite."

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How to Be a Better Boss - Scientific American

Scientific American How to Be a Better Boss Scientific American A group of organizational psychologists at Michigan State University and the University of Akron became interested in workplace arrogance during the global banking implosion, back when...
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Google's favorite psychologist to speak at Bold Fusion - Business Courier of Cincinnati

Google's favorite psychologist to speak at Bold Fusion
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He also is known for being the youngest tenured professor at the Wharton School of Business (at 31) and for his profiles in BusinessWeek and the New York Times.
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Happiness Means Creativity: One Company's Bet On Positive Psychology - Co.Create

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Co.Create Happiness Means Creativity: One Company's Bet On Positive Psychology Co.Create Cultivating a more positive outlook is a better way of boosting creativity than indulging a tortured genius, according to consultant psychologist Professor...
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"There is a strong relationship between employee happiness and a workforce that is productive, creative, and flourishing," he says, pointing to lab studies designed to test creativity after participants have been made more and less happy, which shows creative levels improve when people are happier."

Diana Rojas Zaldívar's curator insight, March 3, 2014 11:29 AM

#PositivePsychology

Kaitlyn Cunigan's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:19 AM

     Reading this article made me quite curious as to what the "sessions" consisted of. While I've found that creativity flows abundantly when I'm in a happier state of mind, I've also found the opposite. When I'm satisfied with a final product as a result of creativity, my happiness is through the roof! This recycling of good energy is absolutely the reason I miss my old job as a cake decorator at times, and the reason I get such a thrill from writing insights! So, while not all of us have access to a wealthy company willing to provide us with positive outlook sessions, what can we be doing to actively turn that frown upside down?  One major tip that's a huge struggle for me and I hadn't taken completely seriously until recently is really being content with what I have. That means your body, your home, your friends and family. I'm about to go a little yogi on you, but when we find that balance within, it truly brings a whole new meaning to life. This doesn't mean looking for ways to improve your self, but rather, discovering and learning what positive things already surround us. Instead of filling your life with more- more material items, more people, etc. "Lightening the load" in terms of giving more freely has really been a huge success to bringing balance to my life. And, while practicing donation with material items can absolutely bring a cheerful boost into our lives. Time, for me, has always been a more rewarding endeavor when it comes to donating. Along with these methods I've used to upgrade to a blissful state, studies have shown a variety of other activities that can also increase prosperity. Nurturing current relationships, forgiving, smiling,  having meaningful conversations, being compassionate, treating your body right, and showing gratitude. If we push beyond our comfort zone to thrive for personal growth, it could ultimately bring happiness and creativity to our lives and the lives of others. Either that, or we might end up "van Gogh-ing" it and cutting off a piece of our ear...

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Note to Managers: Positivity Matters

Note to Managers: Positivity Matters | Organizational Behavior | Scoop.it
Those who lead or manage others have the unique potential to serve as an energizing force within organizations today. With their position and collected experience, they have the ability to influence
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Along with a few other things, but positivity shouldn't be under-estimated in management, in customer service, in any position of leadership. 

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Designing Trustworthy Organizations | MIT Sloan Management Review

Designing Trustworthy Organizations | MIT Sloan Management Review | Organizational Behavior | Scoop.it
Building organizational trust is different from building interpersonal trust — and less intuitive.
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"Companies often blame trust violations on ‘rogue employees,’ but these violations are predictable in organizations that allow dysfunctional, conflicting or incongruent activities to take root.

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"Companies often blame trust violations on ‘rogue employees,’ but these violations are predictable in organizations that allow dysfunctional, conflicting or incongruent activities to take root.

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How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work: Chip Heath

SPEAKER: Chip Heath, Thrive Foundation for Youth Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Co-Author (with Dan Heath), Deci...

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