Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the processes, traits, and dynamics that explain how individuals, groups, and organizations can fully develop and use their potential and strengths. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of work, relationships, and overall life satisfaction.

Under the right conditions, the insights from this approach can be highly effective.

Personal strengths and resilience

Courage, compassion, creativity, curiosity, integrity, self-knowledge, moderation, self-control, will power, determination, optimism, wisdom.

Understanding these and other character strengths, knowing how to develop them, and using them to develop resilience are competitive advantages in complex, turbulent environments. The road to these strengths, however, may not always follow the usual development paths and require some surprising techniques.

Social and Emotional Competence

Social and emotional competence includes the ability to perceive, understand, use, and manage emotions. It means appreciating and managing your own emotional life, and the ability to work with or deal with the emotions of other people.

Social and emotional competencies are crucial for people management, decision-making, and relationships at work. They underlie negotiation and influencing skills, and determine ethical behavior.

Since social and emotional competencies are strongly influenced by values and norms, they should be assessed, chosen, and developed to fit your workplace challenges, organizational culture, and national culture.

Constructive Organizational Processes

Do you want to attract or retain talent? Are you interested in motivated employees? Do you want to enhance productivity? Are your satisfaction scores too low? Are you confronted with a culture of conflict and mistrust?

Most people prefer to work for organizations in which they perceive justice, responsibility, civility, work ethic, leadership, teamwork, purpose, and tolerance. Identification and loyalty to the organization can only be created or maintained when the psychological contract is well established and respected by all parties.

Fortunately, often simple changes to your HR processes, your communication strategy, or your people management practices can have a big impact on your overall organizational culture and create the working conditions that allow employees to use their full potential