Influence of positive employee behaviours in an organisation on their susceptibility for professional development

The main objective of the project is the identification of relations between positive employee behaviours in an organisation and their susceptibility for professional development, as well as experiencing life with a positive attitude (positive orientation).

In recent years, management studies have been observing a clear tendency to incorporate and underline various positive phenomena, processes and states in an organisation. A positive outlook on issues related with management and development of organisational assets contributed to the development of one of the most significant paths in management – Positive Organisational Scholarship. In the researchers’ opinion, a traditional approach concentrates too much on noticing problems and too little on pointing out positive phenomena in an organisation. Researchers focus on discovering the strong sides and positive states of an organisation and its employees. They call for the creation of conditions conducive to achieving higher individual and organisational effectiveness through the promotion of identified positive attributes and phenomena.

Organisational positive employee behaviours are cognitive elements of POS. Recognition of the significance of positive behaviours and their further development, as well as conscious application in human capital management, is a great fundament in increasing the level of employee engagement, as well as their loyalty, motivation and susceptibility for professional development, which influence the achievement of organisational goals.

The research will constitute a significant input to the ordering and development of knowledge on positive theory in management as a holistic approach to development: combining two areas of the functioning of an employee - individual and organisational.

Project director:
Ivanova Alena, M.A.
Financing institution:
National Science Centre
Project duration:
July 2019 - July 2021
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Organizational unit (collegium/department/unit):
SGH Warsaw School of Economics » Collegia » Collegium of Business Administration