Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
— Will Rogers

 

THE REVAMP FRAMEWORK

Figure 1. REVAMP Framework Source: Lead Academy)

Figure 1. REVAMP Framework
Source: Lead Academy)

The REVAMP framework is a strengths-based approach built upon the assertion that every individual has strengths -or psychological resources- that can be leveraged toward the attainment of desirable outcomes in many areas of life, including work. The REVAMP framework evolved from the well-being theory developed by positive psychology founder Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

The REVAMP framework shown in figure 1. identifies six basic interacting pillars -the how of flourishing- that contribute to optimize performance and organizational thriving, as follows:

  • Relationships: authentic, energizing connections
  • Engagement: finding flow in activities, using character strengths
  • Vitality: physical health (nutrition, physical activity, sleep)
  • Achievement: a sense of mastery, competence, and growth
  • Meaning: purposeful activities that are valuable and worthwhile
  • Positive emotions: optimism, appreciative mindset

The positive dynamics of the REVAMP model amplify the organization's resources and foster the following positive outcomes:

  • Better organizational climate, coordination, and decision making
  • High-quality relationships
  • Enhanced care of customers and fellow employees
  • Improved resiliency and efficacy in individuals
  • Positive energy and sustainability
  • Extraordinary performance and results

STRENGTHS-BASED APPROACH

The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths … making a system’s weaknesses irrelevant.
— Peter F. Drucker

It is our conviction that everyone can become a positive leader regardless of positional power. We also acknowledge that it requires a strong desire for accomplishing something important and the willingness to dedicate intense effort over time in the pursuit of one's goals. But the payoff in terms of energy, learning, and other vital resources that become a competitive advantage is well worth it.

WHY - When everything in your work environment seems to be in constant change, you need to change too. You don't need more development programs. You need better ones.

WHAT - Leaders can be more productive, engage others, unleash potential, energize their workplace, and elicit organizational success, by developing the strengths of the organization and by understanding what intrinsically motivates people.  

HOW - Strengths, positivity and high-impact connections do more than perform: they transform!

PROBLEM-SOLVING APPROACH

  • what challenges them
  • what goes wrong
  • what is life-depleting
  • what is objectionable
  • what is merely effective
  • what is difficult

STRENGTHS-BASED APPROACH

  • what elevates individuals in organizations
  • what goes right in the workplace
  • what is life-giving
  • what is experienced as good
  • what is extraordinary
  • what is inspiring