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- Position statement (This essay will argue...)
Positive psychology has had a profound impact on modem day business and the methods used to manage individuals providing a variety of benefits for all parties involved
- Outline for the essay (In the first
We will provide an outline and explanation of the concept and constructs of positive psychology as well as the methods used. This will be followed by an analysis and evaluation of businesses who have employed such strategies. Finally we will be highlighting the differences the positive psychology and other approaches
Body 8040% of essay
- Paragraph 1
Outline the concept of positive psychology
What are the main constructs
Describe positive psychology methods
- Paragraph 2
Ca. study: (3 cases?)
Demonstrate the use and implementation
of positive psychology in real-world
Evaluate the effectiveness
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find case studies that were able to
successfully implement positive
psychology into their managerial system
and see the business succeed as a result
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- Paragraph 3
Compare positive psychology approach to
other approaches to management such as
Max VVebber's principles (bureaucracy)
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determined by your argument)
Summary of key point(s) made in the essay
Re-state the main argument/position Concluding statement
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Demonstrate and critically evaluate the influence of the field of positive psychology upon the area of managing individuals. What is distinctive about the positive approach compared with other approaches to management and organisation theory and research?
Criticism makes people defensive and therefore unlikely to change. while praise produces confidences and the desire to perform better
Workplaces can expand possibilities for employees to extraordinary by facilitating a work culture that allows employees to grow from mistakes. This involves allowing managers to determine who is in their team. how they spend their time and the way in which the individual worksfapproaches a problem. This will foster more confident managers who can achieve their tasks in a way that suits their strengths.
Draft Essay •FYI -this isjust a draft*
(Paragraph 1) •Potential paragraph.
Positive psychology refers to the scientific study that explores the values that make life worth Irving, and uses the application of humanist psychological theory to better understand human characteristics and principles that enhance an individuals well-being and happiness (Chou et al., 2013). Psychology at its ore concerns itself with three distinct objectives; curing mental illness, curating an increased sense of productivity and fulfillment among the fives of people, and the inherent ability to recognize and cultivate superior intellectual (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000). The aim of positive psychology is to act as a catalyst in reverting the focus of psychology from pathological and a preoccupation with the restoration of the individual, to the ability to foster positive qualities of well-being within the individual. The five key factors of well-being within positive psychology are; positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and purpose, and accompfshment (Sefigman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000). Positive psychology concerns Med with positive experiences, positive individual traits and positive institutions (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2020). In combination these factors of positive psychology facifrtate a work culture that a ow Individuals to excel in their field, grow and learn from their mistakes and unleash a lave' of postve energy that fuels a higher level of individual performance (Roberts et al., 2005).
Chou, C., Chan, F., Chan, J.Y.C., Ph es, B., Ditchrnan, N. & Kaseroff, A.2013, 'Positive Psychology Theory, Research, and Practice: A Printer for Relmbitation Counseling Professionals', Rehabilitafon Research., Poky, and Education, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 131-153.
Roberts, L M., Spreitter, G., Dutton, J., Quin, R., Heaphy, E., & Barker, 8.2005, 'How to play to your steigdo, Harvard nosiness Review, vain, no. 1, pp. 74430.
Sefgman, M. E. P., and Csikszentmdmhyi, M. 2000, 'Positive psychology: An introduction', American Psychologist, vol. SS, no. 1, 1:9.3-14.
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The distinct differences between the positive psychology approach to other management styles are best highlighted when juxtaposed against F.W.Taylor and MaxWeter's management principles. F.W. Taylor, the forefather of industrial engineers, looked at increasing human efficiency by simplifying workers roles. He did this through devising tightly controlled methods that produced the most optimal way to complete a task. Thus (VV) Taylorism introduced work output being finked to pay rates as a form of motivation. This form of scientific management focused on extreme speciafsation, rather than the growth, attitude and wee-being of ifs workers. This greatly contradicts )0( that finds monetary safeers become more important when employees are lacking in joy, interest, contentment or caring. Thus, to mainly rely on this short-term satisfers does not address the real problem of individual engagement and can lead to a reduction in employee retention. Mark Weber )0( expands on Taylorism by creating the Bureaucratic management system which is characterised by an environment of rigid procedures, impersonality and formality. The main impact of this for individuals is reducing motivation and increasing boredom. This is unlike positive psychology where an emphasis is put on facilitating a supportive work culture that allows employees to grow from mistakes thus creating better employees in the long-term. (Reading two) emphasises the importance of personalised positive feedback is critical in developing independent workers.
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