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Positive Organizational Behavior is emerging as a truly contemporary movement within the classic discipline of organizational behavior. The best work of leading scholars is gathered together in one edited collection. Chapters present the states, traits, and processes that compromise this exciting new science. In addition to mapping the field, this collection goes one step further and invites noted experts to identify the methodological challenges facing scholars of positive organizational behavior. Positive Organizational Behavior constitutes the study of positive human strengths and competencies, how it can be facilitated, assessed and managed to improve performance in the workplace . Its roots are firmly within positive psychology but transplanted to the world of work and organizations.

Positive Organizational Behavior: An Inclusive View
Positive organizational behavior: An inclusive view
Debra L.Nelson and Cary L.Cooper

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust (1871–1922)

Moving away from a disease and dysfunction model to a new look at the world of work with a focus on positive attributes of people and organizations means looking at organizational behavior in a new light. Martin Seligman and his colleagues (cf. Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi, 2000) called for positive psychology, defined as a science of positive subjective experience. They acknowledged that psychology's early emphasis on the negative was a product of history, and was appropriate for its time. Still, they noted that individuals rose to challenges in traumatic times and that they retained ...

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