This book is a pragmatic guide to building more meaningful, positive organisations. It bridges the gap between the latest research on well-being and today's organisational practices, highlighting where organisations can learn from the latest insights on human well-being. Translating the findings from top experts in the field into easy-to-understand language, this practical manual will help managers, executives and employees make a positive impact on their organisations. Building Positive Organisations investigates this broad topic and offers proven step-by-step exercises to help people and organisations flourish.
"Successful 21st-century organisations have embedded positive psychology practices into their DNA and thrive on people who are flourishing. This book is a terrific how-to manual for building positive organisations. An exciting book to read." - Nick van Dam, chief global learning officer, McKinsey & Company
"Rens has systematically and effectively implemented the best of positive psychology in a number of settings, from elite sports to corporate teams. My hope is that many more will benefit from his important work in the future." - Tal Ben-Shahar, author, lecturer, former teacher at Harvard University
"Rens played a key role in the success and growth of the team in the 2013-2014 season. For his effort and work I have the greatest respect and I feel honoured to have worked with him." - Russell Garcia, head coach of HC Bloemendaal, assistent coach Dutch national hockey team
"Rens ter Weijde is a person with a high degree of positive energy, which he combines with a deep scientific knowledge of happiness. I saw Rens work with diverse cross-cultural teams on happiness and team building with extraordinary positive results in a very short time. His book gives a profound overview of the scientific research on happiness, and offers multiple methods and links on how to scale happiness with teams and in organisations towards a sustainable world." - Alfred Tolle, director Nordic LCS at Google
zeer interessant boek, goed geschreven, leest vlot. De auteur slaagt erin om de wetenschappelijke bevindingen van de positieve psychologie om te zetten in bruikbare tips om binnen een organisatie op een positieve manier aan de slag te gaan en medewerkers meer te motiveren.