By Sue Langley, in Positive Relationships: Evidence Based Practice across the World.
Positive relationships at work are central to individual satisfaction as well as to team and organisational performance. Research is now providing evidence that individuals who flourish at work produce improved tangible and financial outcomes for their organisation. This may also influence other areas of their lives.
This book chapter explores the impact positive relationships have on retention, teamwork, collaboration and other organisational results. It examines relationships in line with the pillars of positive psychology, showing how understanding positive emotions (and emotions in general), engagement and meaning can help build positive relationships in the workplace.