Organizational Energy

Bernd Vogel and Heike Bruch

in The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199734610
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Organizational Energy

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Research on organizational energy is an emerging field of inquiry. Organizational energy broadly refers to the force of a collective unit (an organization, department, or team) in pursuit of its goals. Studies investigate how and when collective units have mobilized their human potential. This chapter reviews conceptual and empirical studies focused on concepts such as momentum, energy in networks, or productive organizational energy. Research insights point to practices that managers might use to energize their organizations or work units. The chapter ends by identifying areas for future research in the field of organizational energy.

Keywords: Organizational energy; measurement of energy; productive energy; momentum; leadership

Article.  7856 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Social Psychology

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