Seeing and Acting Differently

Robert E. Quinn and Ned Wellman

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

Seeing and Acting Differently

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Positive organizational scholarship (POS) adopts an affirmative bias, seeking out and building upon the exceptional in organizational life. In this chapter, we contrast the POS perspective on organizational change with what we refer to as the “normal” or “traditional” perspective. We discuss 11 important individual- and organizational-level differences between the two approaches, and identify several promising new directions for change research.

Keywords: Keywords; Change; positive organizational scholarship; leadership

Article.  8309 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Social Psychology

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