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