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Introduction to positive organisations

Professors Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the leaders of the Positive Psychology movement, are keen to ensure that it is relevant not just to how individuals live their lives but also to our collective endeavours. In short, it is also about how we run organisations.
In fact the research report identifies employee disengagement as 'a global epidemic'. But the study, by international HR consultants Towers Perrin, found that while many people are keen to contribute more at work, the behavior of their managers and culture of their organizations is actively discouraging them from doing so - they say their leaders and supervisors put obstacles in their paths. The study, the largest of its kind, was carried out among more than 85,000 people working for large and midsize companies in 16 countries on four continents.'

As there is an international problem of employee engagement this might provide a welcome development. Research published in Management Issues News indicates that only 14% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. In fact the research report identifies employee disengagement as 'a global epidemic'. But the study, by international HR consultants Towers Perrin, found that while many people are keen to contribute more at work, the behavior of their managers and culture of their organizations is actively discouraging them from doing so - they say their leaders and supervisors put obstacles in their paths. The study, the largest of its kind, was carried out among more than 85,000 people working for large and midsize companies in 16 countries on four continents.”
 

 
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