The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship

Paperback | May 15, 2013

EditorKim S. Cameron, Gretchen M. Spreitzer

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Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) is an umbrella concept used to emphasize what elevates and what is inspiring to individuals and organizations by defining and improving on the challenging, broken, and needlessly difficult. Just as positive psychology explores optimal individualpsychological states rather than pathological ones, POS focuses attention on the generative dynamics in organizations that lead to the development of human strength, foster resiliency in employees, enable healing and restoration, and cultivate extraordinary individual and organizational performance.While POS does not ignore dysfunctional or typical patterns of behavior, it is most interested in the motivations and effects associated with remarkably positive phenomena - how they are facilitated, why they work, how they can be identified, and how organizations can capitalize on them.This handbook is the first major resource for scholars and professionals interested in learning about POS. Across 79 chapters, authors comprehensively review basic principles, empirical evidence, and ideas for future research relating to POS. They focus on using a positive lens to address problemsand challenges in organizational life and they draw on POS to expand the domain of other disciplines including ethics, economics, peace, spirituality, social movements, and sustainability. This volume is an ideal resource for organizational scholars, students, practitioners, human resource managers,and professional associations, with coverage of the full spectrum of organizational theories and outcomes that define, explain, and predict the occurrence, causes, and consequences of positivity.

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Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) is an umbrella concept used to emphasize what elevates and what is inspiring to individuals and organizations by defining and improving on the challenging, broken, and needlessly difficult. Just as positive psychology explores optimal individualpsychological states rather than pathological ones...

Kim S. Cameron, Ph.D., is William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organization at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Ph.D., is Area Chair and Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1106 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:May 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. IntroductionKim C. Cameron and Gretchen M. Spreitzer: What is Positive about Positive Organizational Scholarship?Part One: Positive Individual Attributes2. Psychological CapitalCarolyn M. Youssef and Fred Luthans: Psychological Capital: Meaning, Findings, and Future Directions3. Prosocial MotivationAdam M. Grant and Justin M. Berg: Carolyn M. Youssef and Fred Luthans4. Callings in WorkAmy Wrzesniewski: Callings5. Work EngagementNancy P. Rothbard and Shefali V. Patil: Being There: Work Engagement and Positive Organizational Scholarship6. Positive IdentityLaura Morgan Roberts and Stephanie J. Creary: Positive Identity Construction: Insights from Classical and Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives7. ProactivityChiahuei Wu and Sharon K. Parker: Proactivity in the Workplace: Looking Back and Looking Forward8. CreativityJing Zhou and Run Ren: Striving for Creativity: Building Positive Contexts in the Workplace9. CuriositySpencer Harrison: Organizing the Cat? Generative Aspects of Curiosity in Organizational Life10. Positive TraitsJoyce E. Bono, Stacy E. Davies, and Rena L. Rasch: Some Traits Associated with Flourishing at Work11. The Neuroscience Underpinning of POSRichard P. Bagozzi and Willem Verbeke: Exploring the Minds of Managers: Insights from Three Neuroscience StudiesPart Two: Positive Emotions12. Positive EnergyGretchen M. Spreitzer, Chak Fu Lam, and Ryan W. Quinn: Human Energy in Organizations: Implications for POS From Six Interdisciplinary Streams13. Positive EmotionsLeslie E. Sekerka, Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk, and Barbara L. Fredrickson: Positive emotions: Broadening and Building Upward Spirals of Sustainable Enterprises14. Subjective Well-beingArnold B. Bakker and Wido G.M. Oerlemans: Subjective Well-being in Organizations15. PassionKimberly H. Perttula and Melissa S. Cardon: Passion16. Emotional IntelligenceOscar Ybarra, Laura Rees, Ethan Kross, and Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks: Social Context and the Psychology of Emotional Intelligence: A Key to Creating Positive Organizations17. Group EmotionsSeung-Yong Rhee and Hye Jeong Yoon: Shared Positive Affect in WorkgroupsPart Three: Strengths and Virtues18. VirtuousnessKim S. Cameron and Bradley Winn: Virtuousness in Organizations19. ForgivenessDavid S. Bright and Julie J. Exline: Forgiveness at Four Levels: Intrapersonal, Relational, Organizational, and Collective-Group20. HumilityBradley P. Owens, Wade C. Rowatt, and Alan L. Wilkins: Exploring the Relevant and Implications of Humility in Organizations21. CompassionJacoba M. Lilius, Jason Kanov, and Jane E. Dutton: Compassion Revealed: What We Know About Compassion at Work (and Where We Need to Know More)22. HopeArne Carlsen, Aina Landsverk Hagen, and Tord F. Mortensen: Imagining Hope in Organizations: From Individual Goal-Attainment to Horizons of Relational Possibility23. CourageMonica C. Worline: Courage in Organizations: An Integrative Review of the "Difficult Virtue"24. JusticeDavid M. Mayer: A Positive Lens on Organizational Justice: Toward a Moral, Constructive, and Balanced Approach to Reactions to Third-Party (In)Justice25. IntegrityTony Simons, Edward C. Tomlinson, and Hannes Leroy: Research on Behavioral Integrity: A Promising Construct for Positive Organizational Scholarship26. Positive EthicsJason M. Stansbury and Scott Sonenshein: Positive Business Ethics: Grounding and Elaborating a Theory of Good Works27. Leveraging StrengthsJim Asplund and Nikki Blacksmith: Productivity through Strength28. Character Strengths in Global ManagersArmenio Rego, Stewart Clegg, and Miguel Pinha e Cunha: The Positive Power of Character Strengths and Virtues for Global LeadersPart Four: Positive Relationships29. High Quality ConnectionsJohn Paul Stephens, Emily Heaphy, and Jane E. Dutton: High Quality Connections30. Relational CoordinationJody Hoffer Gittell: New Directions for Relational Coordination Theory31. ReciprocityWayne Baker: A Dual Model of Reciprocity in Organizations: Moral Sentiments and Reputation32. IntimacyRonit Kark: Workplace Intimacy in Leader-Follower Relationships33. CivilityChristine L. Porath: Civility34. TrustAneil K. Mishra and Karen E. Mishra: POS and Trust in Leaders35. TrustworthinessMichele Williams: Perspective Taking: Building Positive Interpersonal Connections and Trustworthiness One Interaction at a Time36. HumorCecily D. Cooper and John Sosik: The Laughter Advantage: Cultivating High Quality Connections and Workplace Outcomes Through Humor37. Psychological SafetyIngrid M. Nembhard and Amy C. Edmondson: Psychological Safety: A Foundation for Speaking Up, Collaboration, and Experimentation in OrganizationsPart Five: Positive Human Resource Practices38. Career DevelopmentDouglas T. Hall and Mireia Las Heras: Personal Growth Through Career Work: A Positive Approach to Careers39. MentoringBelle Rose Ragins: Relational Mentoring: A Positive Approach to Mentoring at Work40. SocializationBlake E. Ashforth, Karen K. Myers, and David M. Sluss: Socialization Perspectives and Positive Organizational Scholarship41. DiversityLakshmi Ramarajan and David Thomas: A Positive Approach to Studying Diversity in Organizations42. CommunicationLarry D. Browning, G.H. Morris, and Kerk F. Kee: The Role of Communication in Positive Organizational Scholarship43. Conflict ResolutionJared R. Curhan and Ashley D. Brown: Parallel and Divergent Predictors of Objective and Subjective Value in Negotiation44. NegotiatingShirli Kopelman, Orli Avi-Yonah, and Akshaya K. Varghese: The Mindful Negotiator: Strategic Emotion Management and Wellbeing45. Work-Family DynamicsJessica Keeney and Remus Ilies: Positive Work-Family DynamicsPart Six: Positive Organizational Practices46. Symbolism in OrganizationsMary Ann Glynn and Lee Watkiss: The Generative Potency of Organizational Symbols: Implications for Positive Organizational Scholarship47. ResourcefulnessMartha Feldman and Monica Worline: Resources, Resourcing, and Ampliative Cycles in Organizations48. Collective EfficacyRoger D. Goddard and Serena J. Salloum: Collective Efficacy Beliefs, Organizational Excellence, and Leadership49. The Design of WorkGreg R. Oldham: The Design of Jobs: A Strategy for Enhancing the Positive Outcomes of Individuals at Work50. Mindful OrganizingTimothy J. Vogus: Mindful Organizing: Establishing and Extending the Foundations of Highly Reliable Performance51. Organizational IdentityCelia V. Harquail and Shelley L. Brickson: The Defining Role of Organizational Identity for Facilitating Stakeholder Flourishing: A Map for Future Research52. Oranizational EnergyBernd Vogel and Heike Bruch: Organizational Energy53. InnovationJeff DeGraff and Dan Nathan-Roberts: Innovativeness as Positive Deviance: Identifying and Operationalizing the Attributes, Functions and Dynamics that Create Growth54. Organizational BoundariesRebekah Dibble and Cristina B. Gibson: Margins, Membership, and Mobility: Re-defining Boundaries in Collaborative EndeavorsPart Seven: Positive Leadership and Change55. Organizational DevelopmentJean M. Bartunek and Richard W. Woodman: The Spirits of Organization Development or Why OD Lives Despite Its Pronounced Death56. Appreciative InquiryDavid L. Cooperrider and Lindsey N. Godwin: Positive Organizational Development: Innovation-Inspired Change in an Economy and Ecology of Strengths57. Positive Change AttributesRobert E. Quinn and Ned Wellman: Seeing and Acting Differently: Positive Change in Organizations58. Implementing Positive ChangeKaren Golden-Biddle and Jina Mao: What Makes an Organizational Change Process Positive?59. Authentic LeadershipBruce J. Avolio and Ketan Mhatre: Advances in Theory and Research on Authentic Leadership60. Leadership DevelopmentD. Scott DeRue and Kristina M. Workman: Toward a Positive and Dynamic Theory of Leadership Development61. Peak PerformanceWendy K. Smith, Marianne W. Lewis, and Michael L. Tushman: Organizational Sustainability: Organization Design and Senior Leadership to Enable Strategic Paradox62. Strategic ChangeQuy Nguyen Huy: Emotions and Strategic Change63. Strengths-Based StrategyLynn Perry Wooten and Jacqueline M. Stavros: Positive Strategy: Creating and Sustaining Strengths-Based Strategy That SOARs and PerformsPart Eight: A Positive Lens on Problems and Challenges64. Managing the UnexpectedKathleen M. Sutcliffe and Marlys K. Christianson: Managing the Unexpected65. Healing After TraumaEdward H. Powley: Organizational Healing: A Relational Process to Handle Major Disruption66. Organizational RecoverySabine Sonnentag, Cornelia Niessen, and Angela Neff: Recovery: Non-Work Experiences that Promote Positive States67. Responding to CrisisErika Hayes James and Lynn Perry Wooten: Orientations of Positive Leadership in Times of Crisis68. Resilience Under AdversityBrianna Barker Caza and Laurie P. Milton: Resilience at Work: Building Capability in the Face of Adversity69. Post-traumatic GrowthSally Maitlis: Post-traumatic growth: A Missed Opportunity for Positive Organizational Scholarship70. AmbivalenceMichael G. Pratt and Camille Pradies: Just a Good Place to Visit? Exploring Positive Responses to Psychological Ambivalence71. Responding to StressCaroline Biron and Cary L. Cooper with Philip Gibbs: Stress Interventions versus Positive Interventions: Apples and Oranges?Part Nine: Expanding Positive Organizational Scholarship72. SustainabilityAndrew J. Hoffman and Nardia Haigh: Positive Deviance for a Sustainable World: Linking Sustainability and Positive Organizational Scholarship73. Critical TheoryArran Caza and Brigid Carroll: Critical Studies and POS74. Economic ModelsPaul C. Godfrey: Strange Bedfellows: Homo Economicus and Positive Organization Scholarship75. Social MovementsDebra Guckenheimer: Social Movements in Organizations76. SpiritualityLloyd E. Sandelands: In God We Trust: A Comparison of Spiritualities at Work77. Positive DevianceMarc Lavine: Positive Deviance: A Metaphor and Method for Learning from the Uncommon78. International PeacemakingJ. B. Ritchie and Scott C. Hammond: Five Steps Toward Peace Making: Using Positive Organizational Scholarship to Build a Better World79. ConclusionGretchen M. Spreitzer and Kim C. Cameron: A Path Forward: Assessing Progress and Exploring Core Questions for the Future of Positive Organizational Scholarship