00Positive Organizational Behaviour l Masters in Health l RCSI Leadership

Positive Organisational Behaviour

Positive Organizational Behaviour represents the study of how positive emotions are related to employee performance in the workplace. It explores how positive psychology applies to the work environment and how employees can learn to improve their positive psychological resource capacities. Researchers of positive organizational behaviour believe developing hope, optimism, and resilience leads to higher-performing employees.

In this short video, Steve Pitman, Programme Director at RCSI Institute of Leadership,  talks about the impact and benefits that positive organisational behaviour can have on the workplace environment and mentions a few examples of people who used this technique and found it effective and rewarding.

Studies show that employees, who possess hope, spend energy on meeting goals and using willpower to face challenges and teaching positive organizational behaviour will lead to better job satisfaction, work happiness, and commitment to the company.