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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.

Healthy, Productive Work: Positive Strength through Communication Competence and Interpersonal Interdependence
Healthy, productive work: Positive strength through communication competence and interpersonal interdependence
James CampbellQuick and MarilynMacik-Frey

Health and productivity at work are sometimes considered trade-offs that are in conflict rather than attributes which are complementary. We, however, see health and productivity as complementary and healthy, productive work as the basis for both achievement and well-being. We arrive at this position by taking a long-term perspective that advances the idea that health is an essential underpinning for sustained productivity and the long-term well-being of the organization. While marshalling resources to maximize productivity in the short-term without consideration for health and individual well-being may maximize outputs and profits, such action ignores the necessity that all systems have for maintenance, ...

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