Importance of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) on learning and work!

Casey Sanders (TC)'s picture

Hey guys! 

I just read this really interesting article from the Harvard Business Review that pretty much talks about the concept of POS, a field of study that I took a class on last spring term and absolutely loved! 

This article discusses the impacts that a positive workplace has over time, as it typically becomes more successful because it increases positive emotions and well-being. This, in turn, improves people’s relationships with each other and amplifies their abilities and their creativity. It buffers against negative experiences such as stress, thus improving employees’ ability to bounce back from challenges and difficulties while bolstering their health. And, it attracts employees, making them more loyal to the leader and to the organization as well as bringing out their best strengths. When organizations develop positive, virtuous cultures they achieve significantly higher levels of organizational effectiveness — including financial performance, customer satisfaction, productivity, and employee engagement. 


I know that this article refers mainly to the work place, assuming one is post college and in the labor force, but a lot of these concepts can apply in school-wide settings as well, especially the statements about the importance of interactions with multiple cultures and diverse scopes. That being said, I was wondering whqt everyone thinks we could do when it comes to implementing POS practices in elementary, middle, and high schools and whether or not people think that this can become an important field of study prior to entering college and pursing a business-psychology course.


Do you think we can implement a mandatory course on this for younger students? do you think it would be beneficial for young kids to learn about? How do you think this will impact the students' minds/interactions with one another if it is implemented? Do you see any farreaching beneficial effects?