The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths in ways that make a system’s weaknesses irrelevant.Peter Drucker, Management Consultant and Writer
Organisations are constantly looking to maximise performance, increase employee output, to drive profits and production. This has taken a toll on the well-being of employees – which has an negative impact on employers and the health service.
On the upside, the emergent research field of Positive Organisational Scholarship finds that
- Developing strengths and resilience;
- Creating meaning and purpose;
- Developing positive relationships;
- Building positive emotions
create the conditions for organisations to thrive, prosper, recover from crises, improve employee health and well-being, and develop inspirational leaders.
Spark a positive contagion! Organisations can either play a positive role i.e. contribute to the well-being of employees, or they can play a negative role i.e. contribute to the stress and strain on an employee’s quality of life.
Cultivating positive workplaces requires understanding what are the positive forces in your organisation that result in exceptional individual performance and positive organisational outcomes. It is about the development of human strengths and resilience, creating meaningfulness and purpose, developing positive relationships, and building positive emotions.
What good is a positive contagion? Shining a light on the good stuff that’s happening, especially in challenging and uncertain times, triggers positive effects that are:
- Amplifying – because positive practices are linked to positive emotions
- Buffering – because positive practices enhance resiliency and prevent declining performance
- Heliotropic – because positive practices cultivate positive energy among employees
Using strengths-based approaches, I can work with your team to bring out the best in your organisational culture to create a positive workplace for all.