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1 KIM S. CAMERON CENTER FOR POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONS Tu Hang Trang Le Johannes Linder Siiri Pöyhönen Charles-Xavier Roux Innovation, Strategic Resilience and Renewal

2 Center for Positive Organizations Different approach Positive Leadership Giving meaning and purpose Inspiring for leaders Leading values of the future? Kim S. Cameron : YES Multiple ideas for positive organizational thinking Innovation, Strategic Resilience and Renewal

3 Background Organizational Development / Community Psychology / Prosocial and Citizenship Behaviour Positive Psychology (Martin Seligman, 1998): « focus on human function and growth » Previous thinkings Individuals & institutions inherently eudaemonic Focus on the positive and ignore the negative Assumptions Innovation, Strategic Resilience and Renewal

4 Thinking Positive Organizational Scholarship Innovation, Strategic Resilience and Renewal Cameron’s perspective on POS Fresh Lens Not value - neutral Generative lens for linking theories in organizational studies

5 Accomplishments of POS Individual virtue Gratitude leads to greater feelings of responsability for employees and social issues if high hope is present Leadership Leaders who express more positive emotions engender the same emotions in followers Organizational virtue Individual expressions of virtue have the potential to become collective phenomena, through emotional contagion, reciprocity and institutionalization Positive relationships Relationships are an important source of potential performance Psychological Capital Positive individual state of psychological capital improves health, motivation, commitment and performance Absence of Negativity POS perspective involves more than the absence of negative ones. Innovation, Strategic Resilience and Renewal Empirical researches : wide range of methods, contexts and levels of analysis

6 Innovation and resilience «Innovations improve on existing ways (i.e. activities, conceptions and purposes) of doing things» Padgett & Powell, 2012 Innovation, Strategic Resilience and Renewal POS aims to shift the focus from weaknesses to strenghts and asks how those strenghts can be improved A practical example of resilience Applications of POS by Jim Mallozzi, Prudential Real Estate and Relocation

7 Sources Innovation, Strategic Resilience and Renewal Cameron, K.S. Leadership through Organizational Forgiveness. [online] Available at: organizational-forgiveness/ [Accessed: 24 Jan 2014]. Padgett, J. & Powell, W., The Emergence of Organizations and Markets. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Cameron, K.S. & Plews, E. (2012) Positive leadership in action: Applications of POS by Jim Mallozzi, CEO, Prudential Real Estate and Relocation. Organizational Dynamics, 41(2): Bernstein, S.D. Positive Organizational Scholarship: Meet the Movement. An interview with Kim Cameron, Jane Dutton, and Robert Quinn. Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2014]. Cameron, K.S & Caza, A., Positive Organizational Scholarship: What does it achieve? Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2014].http://www.iese.edu/en/files/6_40619.pdf


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