Handbook of Research on Positive Organizational Behavior for Improved Workplace Performance

Handbook of Research on Positive Organizational Behavior for Improved Workplace Performance

Elif Baykal (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey)
Release Date: November, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 445|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0058-3
ISBN13: 9781799800583|ISBN10: 179980058X|EISBN13: 9781799800606|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799800590
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Description

Positive psychology focuses on finding the best one has to offer and repairing the worst to such a degree that one becomes a more responsible, nurturing, and altruistic citizen. However, since businesses are composed of groups and networks, using positive psychology in the workplace requires applications at both the individual and the group levels. There is a need for current studies that examine the practices and efficacy of positive psychology in creating organizational harmony by increasing an individual’s wellbeing.

The Handbook of Research on Positive Organizational Behavior for Improved Workplace Performance is a collection of innovative research that combines the theory and practice of positive psychology as a means of ensuring happier employees and higher productivity within an organization. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as team building, spirituality, and ethical leadership, this publication is ideally designed for human resources professionals, psychologists, entrepreneurs, executives, managers, organizational leaders, researchers, academicians, and students seeking current research on methods of nurturing talent and empowering individuals to lead more fulfilled, constructive lives within the workplace.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Coaching
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Followership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivation
  • Productivity
  • Social Contract
  • Spirituality
  • Team Building

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Elif Baykal is an Assistant Professor of Management at Istanbul Medipol University. Before this position, he worked as a senior HR Project Manager for 4 years in Albaraka Turk Participation Bank, Istanbul-Turkey, as a HR executive for 4 years in Kuwait Turk Participation Bank,istanbul-Turkey and as a trade marketing manager in Yildiz Holding. Dr. Baykal has graduated from Bogaziçi University (2006) wherein she has studied Political Science and International Relationships. She got her master’s degree for management from Istanbul Bilgi University (2009). She also has a PhD in Management and Organization from Yildiz Technical University (2017). Her research interests lie in management, strategy, organizational behavior and leadership.