ERIC Number: EJ698957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
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The Role of Positive Psychology in Enhancing Satisfaction, Motivation, and Productivity in the Workplace
Martin, Andrew J.
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, v24 n1-2 p111-131 Jul 2005
Positive psychology offers scope for enhancing satisfaction, motivation, and productivity in the workplace. Wiegand and Geller (2004, this issue) point to a number of strategies to enhance individuals' success orientation and conclude their discussion with the actively caring model which appears to be a useful means of representing pivotal facets of a positive and supportive workplace climate. The discussion in this article extends some of the concepts presented in their paper, adapts a model of motivation to develop the Occupational Motivation and Engagement Wheel, and also further discusses some particularly key strategies alluded to by Wiegand and Geller. These include a discussion of workplace resilience, authoritarian versus authoritative leadership/management styles, motivating workplace climates, personal bests, staff morale, flow in work, the value individuals attach to tasks and outcomes, and the centrality of relationships in the performance context. The article concludes with a multi-level "broaden and build" framework for enhancing satisfaction, motivation, and productivity in the workplace.
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