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
  • Crafting in a job – what does it mean currently?

    My last post before two-years break was about job crafting. This topic appeared as a theoretical issue during one of the national scientific conferences on organizational psychology in which I took part. At the beginning of this month I was at an international conference in which research on job crafting and its variations (social crafting, leisure crafting, boundaries crafting) were so often presented that even it began to be joked about that among participants. Therefore, I decided to raise this subject again, albeit from a different perspective. Two years ago, I wrote about the original job Czytaj dalej

  • Professional goals

    Summer passed so quickly that I did not even realized when. It was a time of intense academic work for me, but also of a greater slack – more sleep, meetings with family and friends, participation in cultural events. If you don’t work in the recreation and tourism industry or haven’t had a serious crisis at work, the last two months have probably been more restful for you in terms of your professional life. It’s good. Such time is needed to “recharge the batteries” and get some distance from what is happening at work.                                                                              Czytaj dalej

  • 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 strenghts

    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