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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.

A Look at Two Methodological Challenges for Scholars Interested in Positive Organizational Behavior
A look at two methodological challenges for scholars interested in positive organizational behavior
Thomas A.Wright

Since the measuring device has been constructed by the observer … we have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning.

Werner Karl Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy (1958)

A number of applied scholars, drawing on the impetus of the various ‘positive’ movements – Positive Psychology, Positive Organizational Behavior (POB), and Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) – have clearly called for an increased emphasis on positive processes and behaviors in organizational research. In the applied sciences, this proactive and positive approach has been alternatively termed Positive Organizational Behavior (POB) by Luthans (2002a, ...

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