Organizational Applications of Positive Psychology
Taking Stock and a Research/Practice Roadmap for the Future
This chapter is organized into three parts. First, it provides a brief overview of what is known about organizational applications of positive psychology, and does so through the lens of the practitioner who is actually doing the applying. Second, it briefly reviews and answers critiques that have been made of positive psychology both through the lens of organizational science particularly and also more generally. Third, it presents the Research/Practice Roadmap for the Organizational Applications of Positive Psychology, presenting the a view on how the future of organizational positive psychology applications should be developed, and why they should be developed in this way. In doing so, the chapter draws from experience of being a leading positive psychology academic and making the transition into the world of organizational applications and management consulting, thereby giving license to have a solid view about how positive psychology as an applied discipline—especially as applied to organizations—might be developed.
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