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date: 01 February 2023

A Selective Review of Developments in Positive Studies of Work and Organizationslocked

A Selective Review of Developments in Positive Studies of Work and Organizationslocked

  • Arran CazaArran CazaUniversity of Manitoba

Summary

At the end of the 20th century, psychologists reacted to what they perceived as a negative bias in their field by launching the positive psychology movement. This movement had influential effects on organization studies; much scholarly attention was devoted to studying positive organizational phenomena. The article provides a brief, selective introduction to some of the developments resulting from the early-21st century focus on positive work and organization (PWO) studies. Findings of PWO are described in six different domains: psychological capital, organizational virtue, positive relationships, leadership, positive states and outcomes, and positive practice. The article also describes some outstanding challenges and promising directions for future development, including the nature of positivity, construct clarity, and the risks of co-optation.

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  • Organizational and Institutional Psychology

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