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
  • 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

  • Behavioral questions in a job interview

    questions-graphicLooking through portals for professionals such as Linkedin or Goldenline, as well as daily opening my e-mail box I conclude that summer is a very intense period for HR departments and recruitment agencies. Number of job advertisements for both administrative staff, professionals as well as for managerial positions is really significant.

    About how to stand out in the crowd of job ads and receive an application from the right people, I wrote in May 2014.
    Today I want to raise the subject of job interview – still the most Czytaj dalej

  • Committed goals pursuit

    goalSummer is a time where we usually have less energy and enthusiasm for work, but more time for reflection. So it is a good time to look at your goals, verify them and prepare an action plan for the second half of the year.

    Sonja Lyubomirski in her book „The How of Happiness” suggests the following exercise for the selection and implementation of goals that should help increase your personal level of happiness.

    Please think about the goals, that are currently important to you or have been important in your life recently. ?Goals? include intensions, Czytaj dalej

  • Teamwork – practical tips


    Tips_HintsThe last time I quoted five actions, which managers should take up so that their teams work efficiently and run their projects successfully.

    On this basis I want to present some practical tips for those, who manage teams:

    • Provide your teams with work on inspiring and complex task which will require the use and integration of skills and strengths of all its members.

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  • Positively about teamwork

    team work diverseRecently, I was fairly busy ? I was totally preoccupied with conducting workshops and trainings for various groups and teaching (Uni students). I hope that now I will be able to write more regularly.

    Since last I wrote about the positive communication in the company, this time I decided to bring about teamwork ? in a positive way of course.

    There is a common belief that the team knows more than a simple summing of people?s potentials that is building it. This phenomenon has been called synergy and relies on perfect matching of roles, i.e. people Czytaj dalej