Applications of positive approaches in organizations

Henry, Jane (2015). Applications of positive approaches in organizations. In: Joseph, Stephen ed. Positive Psychology in Practice (2nd Ed.). Chichester: John Wiley, pp. 357–376.



This chapter discusses the application of positive approaches such as appreciative enquiry, positive psychology, positive organisational behaviour, positive organisational scholarship and flourishing in organizational practice. It addresses strategies used to develop a positive organisational culture and describes interventions designed to enhance individual, team and organisational wellbeing through practices such as enhanced participation, empowerment and engagement.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 36236
  • Item Type
  • Book Section
  • ISBN
  • 1-118-75693-2, 978-1-118-75693-5
  • Keywords
  • wellbeing; organization; positive psychology; flourishing; positive organizational behaviour
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2015 John Wiley & Sons
  • Depositing User
  • Jane Henry