This course explores organizational behavior from a positive perspective. It uses new knowledge coming from the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship to debate how better organizations can be developed via a deliberate focus on the strengths of individuals and teams.
It discusses topics such as: How can leaders foster positive psychological capital? How can such interactions be used as levers of organizational development? What are the positive pillars of great teams? What characterizes a positive workplace? The course offers behavioral science approaches to the development of positive practices at the individual, relational, and organizational levels.
Miguel Pina e Cunha is Full Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics, in Lisbon, Portugal. He holds a PhD in Management from Tilburg University (1998) and has published more than 150 papers in international journals.
He has served as a member of the International Editorial Board of the International Encyclopedia of Organizations Studies (Sage, 2008) and worked with several companies on leadership and change management processes.
Two of his latest books are “The virtues of leadership” (with Arménio Rego and Stewart Clegg, Oxford University Press, 2012) and is currently preparing “Positive Organizational Behavior” (Routledge). In 2016, he received the European Management Review best paper award.