Is the use of strengths at work as powerful as we might think? What are the factors that matter?
Keywords: Character, signature strengths, well-being, organisational behaviour, trait affect, job satisfaction, job strain
Many organisations today recognise the benefits of leveraging the positive qualities of employees, as well as minimising any problematic areas. Research in the field of positive organisational scholarship suggests this approach is well placed, with positive outcomes being seen from the development of employees’ strengths, maximising positive emotional states, and encouraging flourishing. In particular, the use of signature strengths at work has been associated with a variety of positive outcomes over the long term.
In this episode Sarah and David discuss some new research around the use of individual, personal or character strengths in organisational contexts.