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.

Forgiveness in Organizations

Forgiveness in Organizations

Forgiveness in organizations
Kim S.Cameron

The examination of forgiveness in organizations has emerged from the new field of study called Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) (Cameron et al., 2003). POS advocates the investigation of what goes right in organizations rather than what goes wrong, what is life-giving rather than life-depleting, what is experienced as good rather than bad, what is inspiring rather than distressing, and what brings joy and inspiration rather than anxiety and stress. It seeks to balance the traditional emphases in organizational studies toward factors such as competition, problem solving, reciprocity, adversarial negotiation, uncertainty, resistance to change, legal contracting, or financial capital as the key indicator of worth with more positive, elevating dynamics. It seeks to understand the highest potentiality of human systems.

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