During the recent Happiness and Its Causes event, Sue Langley was delighted to be invited to interview David Cooperrider, who is well known as the ‘founder’ of Appreciative Inquiry (AI).
Appreciative inquiry (AI) is a well-known method for large group collaboration and innovation. In contrast to the traditional deficit-based approach, AI is about the search for the best in people, their organisations, and the strengths-filled, opportunity-rich world around them.
Positive recruitment follows a thorough process, with additional and intentional positive practices woven through each stage. There is an intentional focus on strengths and values alignment, and on a connection to meaningful work as a key ingredient to driving intrinsic motivation, engagement and resilience in the team.
Positive Human Resources (HR) is about applying positive tools and practice, reinforced by the science of Positive Psychology, in the workplace. Could we use positive language in our policies, connected to meaning and the values of the business, to drive engagement in our employees through a shared vision, values and purpose?
Positive Human Resources (HR) is about applying positive tools and practice, reinforced by the science of Positive Psychology, in the workplace. The fundamental goal of Positive HR is to enhance flourishing lives, business and communities by implementing positive tools and interventions throughout the entire employee lifecycle.
From 28-30 August 2018, the Langley Group exhibited at the AHRI National Convention in Melbourne; Australia's flagship event for HR practitioners and business leaders. As part of the event, we gave away passes to three individuals to attend the convention... LUKE DRAPER, the People and Culture Business Partner at Scope (Aust) Ltd received one of the passes and was happy to share with us his three key takeaways: I really enjoyed the exhibition and conference sessions and had many learnings that I can implement in my role. My three takeaways from the AHRI event that stood out the most were: 1. Technology [...]
Sue was a keynote speaker at the ELMO Victoria HR Leadership Summit in Melbourne, and these are her thoughts on the role of Positive Psychology within the HR space.
What matters to you and what matters to the business should, ideally, be in alignment. Can playing cards help?
So whether you are looking for ways to get fitter and healthier, raise money for charity, see more of your neighbourhood, make opportunities to be more mindful, or just get people together for a fun challenge, then in more ways than one, stepping may be the way forward!
Helping people realise their strengths enables you to get the best from them whatever the context. Whether you are a coach, leader, hiring manager, teacher or parent, strengths are natural, authentic resources that people can draw on to achieve higher performance, find more fulfilment and reach their potential.