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.

Eustress at Work: Extending the Holistic Stress Model

Eustress at Work: Extending the Holistic Stress Model

Eustress at work: Extending the holistic stress model
Bret L.Simmons and Debra L.Nelson

The positive movement in behavioral research emphasizes the emotions, attitudes and actions that lead to well-being, positive individuals, and thriving workplaces, in contrast to a familiar focus on pathology that results in a model of the human being lacking the positive features that make life worth living. Researchers have come to understand quite a bit about how people survive and cope when confronted with adversity, but we know comparatively little about how normal people thrive under challenging circumstances. Positive psychology advocates a preoccupation with building positive qualities in individuals and workplaces in addition to repairing the negative aspects of work and careers (Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi, 2000). ...

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