In businesss, in sports, or in our relationships it usually matters little how one starts. The winners are declared only at the end.
Work can be an engaging place if people get to do what they do best. For most organizations, focusing on weakness is a dead end while building on strengths seems like a low hanging fruit strategy. While IQ alone might not predict business success, getting smart about strengths usually does.
Should companies concern themselves with the psychological well-being of their employees? After all, the prevalent assumption is that business organizations should be focusing on maximizing profits. Positive leaders reconcile economic profit and human thriving. Here's how.
In a service-based economy, work gets done with and through people and organizations depend on positive interpersonal connections to accomplish their goals. For this reason working effectively with others, or in teams, has become one of the most important skills in the workplace. Do you know what most engages people at work? Find out now.
Organizations would be well inspired to revisit their assumptions about what motivates employees. In particular, the belief that material self-interest is the best incentive for all people is wrong and misses so much of what actually makes us want to work. Positive relationships at work can be a source of energy, enrichment, meaning and learning that help individuals and their organizations thrive.
Positive psychology research shows that most people are naturally motivated to perform at their best, provided their organizational context allows them to optimize their potential. How do you do that? Put people first and embrace a workplace culture that addresses fundamental human needs for autonomy, relatedness, and achievement that allows people to flourish and become their best selves.