positive workplace culture

Working with teams: a strengths-based approach

By Lisa Sansom / June 4, 2012 / 0 Comments

I do a lot of work with teams and there are two specific tools that I like them to know about to increase their chances to achieving high-performance status: the positivity ratio and strengths-spotting. The positivity ratio is the notion that people, relationships and teams flourish when the ratio of positive emotions to negative emotions […]

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Story-telling to create a great place to work

By Lisa Sansom / February 12, 2011 / 2 Comments

A legendary story is told about Nordstrom’s department store – that a customer successfully returned a set of tires there, even though Nordstrom’s doesn’t sell tires. The story is debatable as to its veracity, but that doesn’t matter.

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Creating positive workplaces

By Lisa Sansom / February 7, 2011 / 1 Comment

I subscribe to Positive Psychology News Daily and I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning more about positive psychology and keeping up on interpretations and applications of positive psychology research. A recent article caught my eye: Appreciation at Work. When organizations are looking for ways to increase retention and engagement, they […]

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