Positive Psychology at Work
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Positive Psychology at Work
focuses on positive psychology practices and interventions in the workplace
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Life in Organizations

Life in Organizations | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
At the 2007 Global Well-Being Forum, Martin Seligman argued that Positive Psychology is too narrow a term. We need positive social science - including positive psychology, positive economics, positive sociology, and so on.
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a gateway to interesting theories and books

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Positive psychology interventions - Psychlopedia - psych-it.com.au

Positive psychology interventions - Psychlopedia - psych-it.com.au | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
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great positive psychology intervention overview

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Self-help books could ruin your life! They promise everything - and sell in their millions, but a leading psychologist remains unconvinced

Self-help books could ruin your life! They promise everything - and sell in their millions, but a leading psychologist remains unconvinced | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
In Britain, it’s estimated that the cult of self-help has earned publishers some £60 million in the past five years. In the U.S., the self-help market is worth more than $10 billion (£6 billion) a year.
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talks about why self-help books can be dangerous and what positive psychology really is. provides nice interventions to use

 

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Seven Steps To Happiness At Work - Forbes

Seven Steps To Happiness At Work - Forbes | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
Utilize the happiness advantage with these seven steps to become more successful at work.
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how to create a more positive work experience

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» Signature Strengths at Work: Four or More is Best - Character Strengths

» Signature Strengths at Work: Four or More is Best - Character Strengths | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that you are more likely to have positive experiences at work if you are using at least FOUR of your signature strengths.
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Have your employees use their strengths at work - it will lead to increase in happiness

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Happiness at work at Next Jump

Happiness at work at Next Jump | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
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about nextjump - a company fully devoted to its employees and how they do it

 

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17 Ways to Be Happier at Work

17 Ways to Be Happier at Work | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
It's not difficult to experience more joy at work. You just need to know the rules.
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title says it all

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Google Course Asks Employees to Take a Deep Breath

Google Course Asks Employees to Take a Deep Breath | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
At a company known for a hard-driving culture, a seven-week course in mindfulness techniques is giving employees a better way to cope.
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on mindfulness at work

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The business case for positive psychology in the workplace

The business case for positive psychology in the workplace | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
Recently, the company Ruby Receptionists was rated the number one place to work in the United States for small businesses by the Great Places to Work Institute. The Institute departs from some popu...
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provides a case study on how to use positive psychology at work

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The Case for Positive Psychology in the Workplace

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Whilst positive psychology has been used extensively in business management practice, it has faced many challenges. 

Wong & Davey noted that managers can introduce positive psychology to a workplace, but they might struggle with positive ways to apply it to employees. Furthermore, for employees to commit to positive psychology, its application within an organisation must be transparent. Managers must also understand that the implementation of positive psychology will not necessarily combat any commitment challenges that exist, but with its implementation employees might become more optimistic and open to new concepts or management practices.


The University of California’s article, The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success?, reports: "The cross-sectional evidence reveals that happy workers enjoy multiple advantages over their less happy peers. Individuals high in subjective well-being are more likely to secure job interviews, to be evaluated more positively by supervisors once they obtain a job, to show superior performance and productivity, and to handle managerial jobs better. They are also less likely to show counter-productive workplace behaviour and job burnout." It would seem positive psychology can foster well-being and happiness, which can evidence benefits to the workplace, as characterised above.”


Positive psychology, when applied correctly, can provide employees with a greater opportunity to use skills and vary work duties. However, changing work conditions and roles can lead to stress among employees if they are improperly supported by management. This is particularly true for employees who must meet the expectations of organisations with unrealistic goals and targets. Thomas and Tasker ‘s article, Life, Liberty, Work, and the Pursuit of Happiness, showed less worker autonomy, fewer opportunities for development, less-enriched work roles, and lower levels of supervisor support reflected the impact of industry growth on job satisfaction.


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pros and cons of positive psychology (in the workplace)

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Gauthier de Pierpont's curator insight, March 13, 2013 5:39 PM

excellent article sur la psy positive et le management et sur la confusion faite entre pensée positive et psychologie positive ! 

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Center for the Advancement of Positive Leadership

Center for the Advancement of Positive Leadership | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
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finding the strengths of teams

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Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance - Harvard Business Review

Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance - Harvard Business Review | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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how to become a resonant leader with high emotional intelligence. and why it is important to do so.

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Cognitive Therapy Works

Cognitive Therapy Works | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
Cognitive Therapy really does work. I found this out for myself one day when I found myself getting upset over something my husband had done and I decided to put the exercises I had learned to the test.
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how cognitive therapy can be applied - it's easy

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How would a #NoFirePolicy affect your company? An interview with NextJump CEO Charlie Kim who decided to do just that. | David Marquet

How would a #NoFirePolicy affect your company? An interview with NextJump CEO Charlie Kim who decided to do just that. | David Marquet | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
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the positive impact of a no-fire policy at NextJump

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The Two Most Important Words - Harvard Business Review

The Two Most Important Words - Harvard Business Review | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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About the importance of saying 'thank you' and how to do it

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11 keys to becoming happier at work [infograph]

Here are 11 easy acts you can do to become happier at work and a happiness at work infograph that explores these keys through research.
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includes a nice infographic on happiness in the workplace

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Here’s A Google Perk Any Company Can Imitate: Employee-To-Employee Learning | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Here’s A Google Perk Any Company Can Imitate: Employee-To-Employee Learning | Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
Google taps its own ranks to teach valuable careerbuilding classes as well as extracurriculars like kickboxing and social skills for engineers. Fast C...
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creating win-win situations by promoting a culture of learning and teach your employees without spending extra monay

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Psychology for Business

Psychology for Business | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it
We are experienced management consultants, all licensed psychologists. We are human behavior and personality experts, working one-on-one with you to understand your business and your culture.
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The three areas that contribute to greater productivity: Job design, teamwork and transformational leadership

 

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Methods to Enhance Workplace Well-being Through Positive Psychology

Methods to Enhance Workplace Well-being Through Positive Psychology | Positive Psychology at Work | Scoop.it

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very basic insights on how to use positive psychology at work

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