Positive Organizational Psychology
A positively deviant organization is one that is flourishing,
benevolent, generous and honors people and their contributions.
It is focused on creating an abundance of good and positive
- Sara Lewis
  • Personal development

    The holiday season has begun. If you haven’t gone on holiday yet, you’re probably thinking about it intensively. In the atmosphere of general slackness, it is difficult to think about the development of professional competences. Especially if you have just completed a series of training, coaching or mentoring programs. That’s why today I will not describe another method of professional development, but I would like to encourage you to spent some time on your personal development.                               Czytaj dalej

  • Value of the 360 degree feedback

    To better know our strengths and areas for development, we can ask people who have had the opportunity to observe us in different situations and to cooperate with us on various projects. One of the methods that allows us to receive feedback from others about our competences is a 360 degree feedback.

    A 360 degree feedback is a systematic collection of performance data obtained by an employee (usually a middle or senior manager), based on Czytaj dalej

  • Finding your strengths

    The topic discussed during many conferences, discussion forums, internet forums or articles in professional journals on people management is talent management. Talents (employees with special abilities) should be discovered, their strengths should be nourished, they should be given interesting, challenging tasks and be assured of constant development.

    The question is, how to find out what talents we and our employees have? One possible way is to take so-called self-assessments, that is psychometric tools, in which a person answers a series of questions about themselves, Czytaj dalej

  • POP blog is back!

    Welcome to the new stage of the Positive Organizational Psychology blog. After almost two years’ pause, caused by intensive education as well as didactic, aid and developmental work, I return with a blog about people’s resources, positive relationships and other phenomena that take place in organizations, which can contribute to the well-being of employees, the development of individual people and employing them institutions & companies.

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  • Few words about job crafting

    job_craftingThree weeks ago I participated in the conference organized by Polish Association of Organizational Psychology. It was two days of paper & poster sessions and discussions about organizational behavior, employee well-being, entrepreneurship, leadership and employee management. The theme that particularly intrigued me was the job crafting. This is a relatively new area of research, especially in the Polish organizations and that is Czytaj dalej

  • Positive Psychological Capital Concept

    PsyCap_metaphorAt the beginning of May 2014 I wrote that when it comes to the competitive advantage of every company, what really counts are psychological characteristics of people who form the organization. Fred Luthans ? a management professor from the University of Nebraska, who specialize in organizational behavior, with Carolyn Youssef and Bruce Avolio distinguished four human capacities that are changeable, can develop Czytaj dalej

  • Work motivation ? if not money, then?

    goals-graphicAs I wrote last time, when it comes to motivation at work, money is effective only in limited range of situations. Daniel Pink ? the author of the Drive – the surprising truth about what motivates us claims that the only way to make people work effectively in 21st Century is to give them autonomy, mastery and purpose. Wat does it mean and how to do that?

    Autonomy means having the freedom of choice and being the initiator of one?s own behavior. People need autonomy in what, when, with Czytaj dalej

  • A few words about motivation to work

    MotivationIt is possible that you wondered many times what to do that your employees want to work as much as they do not want to. If such a thought passed through your head, it?s high time you change your attitude to motivation. Since motivation is not the single event that you can always call in the same way. It is rather a process that depends on many factors.

    To begin with, we distinguish between two main types of motivation due to its source. Extrinsic motivation is related to extrinsic Czytaj dalej

  • Does job satisfaction matter?

    Job-SatisfactionThe subject of job satisfaction was the focus of researchers for decades, until the early twenty-first century when research on it has been practically ceased*. However, HR practitioners still have many doubts about to what extend job satisfaction is important to achieve high results at work, which factors cause it and how to measure it.** So what should they know?

    Considering job satisfaction we think about a pleasurable or positive emotional state resulting from the appraisal of one?s job or job experience. Previous studies have shown that job satisfaction can be Czytaj dalej

  • Well-being at work

    what-is-HWB_04I didn?t realize that it took two and a half months since I last wrote something on the blog. It was an active time for me, during which I was a. o. expanding my knowledge and learning new skills. I will try to share with you what I learned.

    Today I would like to raise the subject of well-being and its relationship with work. As research shows, living a good and happy life is very important for many people, especially young*. Owing to it, managers should be interested what to do, so that work in their teams contribute to such feeling.                                      Czytaj dalej