How to develop successful workplaces in which work tasks and social relationships at work at the same time provide people with best opportunities for self-fulfillment, growth and good performance?
What are the ways to enhance individual resources and motivation at workplaces e.g. via leadership so that employees will be creative, innovative, engaged, committed and productive at their work?
Some important concepts of positive psychology research – for example servant leadership, resilience in teams, healthy organizations, and work engagement - will be taken up on this course. The added value of positive psychology on workplaces in practice will be discussed.
1. Outlining theoretical relationship and associations between these concepts
2. Proposing and discussing methodological issues and effective and innovative intervention strategies.
Senior researcher Jari Hakanen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Team leader Salla Toppinen-Tanner, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health