Enhancing Employee Performance Through Positive Organizational Behavior
Article first published online: 21 MAY 2008
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 38, Issue 6, pages 1580–1600, June 2008
How to Cite
Ramlall, S. J. (2008), Enhancing Employee Performance Through Positive Organizational Behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38: 1580–1600. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00360.x
- Issue published online: 21 MAY 2008
- Article first published online: 21 MAY 2008
This paper explores the relationship among key issues discussed in positive organizational behavior (POB) and the implications for organizational success. One of the key outcomes of this paper is to have a better understanding of the relationship between work and a person's broader purpose of existence, and how work helps to accomplish one's purpose of life. In addition, quantitative measures are used to determine the relationship between work and happiness; a positive organizational culture and firm performance; and positive employee characteristics and employee performance. Through various statistical analyses, positive relationships were found among typical measures of positive psychology, positive organizational behavior, and employee performance. Implications for organizations and utilizations of research findings to create sustainable competitive advantages are discussed.