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Building Positive Organisations
NON-CONFIDENTIAL AND NON-PROPRIETARY
Purpose+, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jo Martens, Rens...
On our planet, roughly 17% of the population is flourishing...
61%
44%
40%
39%
39%
37%
37%
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34%
34%
7%
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6%
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...but those flourishing people outperform others on both work and life
Proven benefits of flourishing…Area
▪  Higher indiv...
Decades of research have shown us what makes a ‘flourishing’ life…
Positive emotions
Meaning
Relations
Engagement
Accomplis...
…and we know human flourishing is partly dependent on the ‘systematic
actions’ people choose in life…
DNA:
Circumstances:
I...
…therefore it is possible to build more flourishing ecosystems – or
companies
Purpose
Profit
Positive
Organisations
Cash co...
Purpose+ uses open source – scientific – toolkit to enhance human
flourishing within organisations
•  Reflect on Peak
Experi...
More information
www.purposeplus.com
Jo Martens
jo@purposeplus.com
Rens ter Weijde
rens@purposeplus.com
...since psychological traits are never fully inheritable
Source: Bouchard et al., 1990, Sources of Human Psychological Di...
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Building positive organisations - Dare Festival 2015

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Dare Festival is a playground that explores how human behaviour and technology can shape and reinvent organisations. We were happy to join and shared some evidence based insights on happiness and performance, on nature and nurture, on cause and effect. And how we can work towards sustainable happiness and performance within organisations.

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Building positive organisations - Dare Festival 2015

  1. 1. Building Positive Organisations NON-CONFIDENTIAL AND NON-PROPRIETARY Purpose+, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Jo Martens, Rens ter Weijde, Dare Festival October 2015
  2. 2. On our planet, roughly 17% of the population is flourishing... 61% 44% 40% 39% 39% 37% 37% 36% 34% 34% 7% 7% 6% 6% 6% 5% 5% 3% 1% 1% Panama Costa Rica Denmark Austria Brazil Uruquay El Salvador Sweden Guatemala Canada Georgia Croatia Benin Uganda Madagascar Chad Congo Haïti Afghanistan Syria Flourishing in 3+ elements 17% on average globally Source: Gallup; State of Global Well-Being Report 2015
  3. 3. ...but those flourishing people outperform others on both work and life Proven benefits of flourishing…Area ▪  Higher individual employee output ▪  Higher levels of creativity ▪  More effective leadership ▪  Better job performance ▪  Higher salary per employees ▪  Better evaluations by supervisor ▪  Less burnouts ▪  Less sick days ▪  More time focused on actual work ▪  Perceived as more helpful/friendly ▪  Better resilience during tough periods ▪  Better performance on average ▪  Less likely to choke ▪  More enthusiastic ▪  More inspiration ▪  Higher levels of resilience ▪  Less PTSS ▪  More Post Traumatic Growth ▪  Lower suicide rates ▪  Improved social ‘fitness’ ▪  Higher grades ▪  Better conduct ▪  Less anxiety to perform ▪  More sociable behavior ▪  Longer life ▪  Higher levels of energy ▪  Lower chances of depression ▪  Lower anxiety levels ▪  Better (and longer) marriage ▪  Higher quality network of friends ▪  More altruism ▪  Lower levels of jealousy ▪  More positive emotions Source: Jessica Pryce-Jones, Happiness at Work: Maximizing your Psychological Capital for Success, 2010; HBR What’s the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs, 2010; Oxford Handbook of Happiness, 2013; Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, 2011; Purpose+ case studies. iOpener Institute case studies. ▪  Better team bonding ▪  Significantly better team performance Companies Sports US Army Schools General public
  4. 4. Decades of research have shown us what makes a ‘flourishing’ life… Positive emotions Meaning Relations Engagement Accomplishment PERMA + V model of well-being Vitality Source: based on research by Dr. Martin Seligman, University of Pennsylvania
  5. 5. …and we know human flourishing is partly dependent on the ‘systematic actions’ people choose in life… DNA: Circumstances: Intentional activity: Source: based on meta-analytic work done by Sonja Lubyomirski, University of California 50% 10% 40%
  6. 6. …therefore it is possible to build more flourishing ecosystems – or companies Purpose Profit Positive Organisations Cash cow Irrelevant Foundation Long term positive impact Short termism Little societal value Not sustainable Not profitable Not purposeful Not sustainable Value add for society Funding needed to survive Difficult to sustain Source: Purpose+
  7. 7. Purpose+ uses open source – scientific – toolkit to enhance human flourishing within organisations •  Reflect on Peak Experiences •  Anticipate Good Things •  Capitalize on the Good •  Be Present in Good Times •  Three Good Things Diary •  Three Funny Moments Diary •  Random Act of Kindness •  Gift of Time •  Secret Good Deed •  Reflect on Play History •  Discover Your Unique Strengths •  Ask for Strengths- Based Feedback •  Use Your Strengths in New Ways •  Map your Flow triggers •  Mindfulness Meditation •  Mindful Consumption •  Body Scan •  Walking Meditation •  Build Love Maps •  Active Constructive Responding •  Find Energisers •  Deepening key relations •  Gratitude Letter •  Gratitude Call •  Gratitude Visit •  Daily Appreciation •  Say Thanks •  Loving Kindness Meditation •  Compassion Meditation •  Write Your Meaning maker Story: Three Questions •  Forgiveness Letter •  Death bed visualization •  Lifelines Exercise •  Presentations of ‘three circles’ •  Set Self- Concordant Goals •  SMART Goals with Rituals •  Best Reflected Self •  Learning from Challenges •  Measure and Build GRIT •  Eat Well •  Design a healthy Week •  Design an exercise Ritual •  Design a Relaxation Ritual Source: Purpose+, Building Positive Organisations (Ter Weijde, 2015)
  8. 8. More information www.purposeplus.com Jo Martens jo@purposeplus.com Rens ter Weijde rens@purposeplus.com
  9. 9. ...since psychological traits are never fully inheritable Source: Bouchard et al., 1990, Sources of Human Psychological Differences: The Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. Psychological trait Estimated heritability Extraversion 0.54 Agreeableness (linked to aggression) 0.42 Conscientiousness 0.49 Neuroticism 0.48 Openness 0.57 Intelligence (age 5) 0.22 Intelligence (age 10) 0.54 intelligence (age 18) 0.82 Intelligence (age 50) 0.85 Schizophrenia 0.80 Major depression 0.37 Panic disorder 0.30-0.40 Generalized anxiety disorder 0.30 Phobias 0.20-0.40 Alcoholism 0.50-0.60 Antisocial behavior (children) 0.46 Antisocial behavior (adults) 0.41 Conservatism (under age 20) 0.00 Conservatism (over age 20) 0.45-0.65 Religiousness (16-year olds) 0.11-0.22 Religiousness (adults) 0.30-0.45 A score of 0,0 indicates that genes do not contribute to observed individual differences; a score of 1,0 would mean genes are the only reason Personality traits Intelligence Psychiatric illnesses Social attitudes

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