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HR Inspired - The Power Of Positivity: Harnessing Strengths To Create A Good Day At Work


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Katie Dodsworth, Chartered Occupational Psychologist - Robertson Cooper
HR Inspired November 2015

Published in: Self Improvement
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HR Inspired - The Power Of Positivity: Harnessing Strengths To Create A Good Day At Work

  1. 1. The Power of Positivity: Harnessing Strengths and Positive Emotions to create a Good Day At Work Matt Smeed and Katie Dodsworth
  2. 2. What is Positive Psychology? “…the scientific study of what goes right in life, and what we can learn and apply from this to our daily lives”
  3. 3. What are Strengths? “Underlying qualities that energise us and we are great at (or have potential to become great at)” Brewerton and Brook, 2006
  4. 4. Psychological wellbeing • The affective state (balance between experience of positive and negative emotions) that people experience and… • The extent to which people experience a positive sense of purpose in their work
  5. 5. Positive emotions at work
  6. 6. Flow “In the zone - the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity”
  7. 7. Pressure and performance
  8. 8. The link between Strengths and Resilience
  9. 9. Strengths Coaching RESILIENCE Confidence Know your strengths Social Support Build on interpersonal strengths Adaptability Under-used strengths Reframing Purposefulness Values
  10. 10. Change Impacts Your Wellbeing
  11. 11. So How Do You Create Positive Change? Positive Emotions!
  12. 12. The Leadership Impact Model Challenge Led Pace-Driven (C.PACE) Strengths: Fast moving environment; flexible responding; change; creativity. Challenge Led Results-Focused (C.RES) Strengths: Focus on results and goals; high standards; follow-through to completion and delivery. Support Led Cooperative (S.CO-OP) Strengths: Co-operation and teamwork; collaborative work groups. Support Led Confident (S.CON) Strengths: People have confidence in their own capability and that of the group and its leader/s.
  13. 13. Thank you