Seeing and Acting Differently: Positive Change in Organizations

Robert E. Quinn, Edward Wellman

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Abstract

Positive organizational scholarship (POS) adopts an affirmative bias, seeking out and building upon the exceptional in organizational life. In this chapter, we contrast the POS perspective on organizational change with what we refer to as the "normal" or "traditional" perspective. We discuss 11 important individual- and organizational-level differences between the two approaches, and identify several promising new directions for change research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199940608, 9780199734610
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 21 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Change
  • Leadership
  • Positive organizational scholarship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Quinn, R. E., & Wellman, E. (2012). Seeing and Acting Differently: Positive Change in Organizations. In The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199734610.013.0057