Positive Psychology for Leaders
“To be successful, interventions must achieve a substantial change in team-based behaviours that inform the way people work together,”
Given that we spend more than half of our working hours at work, it is important for leaders to foster strengths and resilience, and utilise Positive Psychology techniques in the workplace. Positive Psychology is the scientific study of wellbeing that enables individuals, organisations and communities to thrive. It has tremendous potential for cultivating meaningful and fulfilling lives, and enhances the experiences of love, work, and play.
Positive psychology emphasizes individuals over tasks and work-related skills, and trains managers and leaders to see employees as people with specific interests and abilities. When employees feel valued as unique individuals, they give more of their energy and attention to their jobs.
There are at least 8 credible findings from world leading HR and People Management companies on the measurable benefits of practising Positive Psychology in the workplace:
64% increase in employee retention
32% less sick time
43% higher Productivity
300% More Innovation
37% higher sales
125% less burnout
Companies that have implemented positive psychology interventions have stated that employees are typically happier when they feel valued and respected, and this translates into better mental health, as well as better productivity. The corporate bottom line also benefits when workers actually enjoy being in the office. Companies that embrace positive psychology typically do so to create balanced and harmonious office environments, where individuals and to-do lists work seamlessly together. The financial gains are a benefit, certainly, but never as more important than the employees actually doing the work.
On this course leaders and managers will learn practical ways to gain an understanding of the field of positive psychology and how to implement it at work for positive outcomes. This will include learning about the benefits of a strengths-based workplace, promoting well-being/positive emotions within your organisation, increase resilience amongst your staff and create compelling and desirable goals for individuals and your organisation.
Leaders and Managers will learn how to bring the following out of their teams:
- Positive emotions – Feeling Good
- Engagement – being completely absorbed in activities
- Relationships – being authentically connected to others
- Meaning – leading a purposeful existence
- Achievement – a sense of accomplishment and success.
AND be able to apply these high level human performance techniques at work to:
- Increase focus and engagement
- Create greater productivity
- Build resilience in challenging situations
- Improve well-being
- Raise job satisfaction
- Achieve goals more effectively
- Lower staff turnover
- Decrease staff sick days
“By activating an expansive, tolerant, and creative mind-set, positive feelings maximize the social, intellectual, and physical benefits that will accrue.”
- Martine Seligman