Positive Organizational Scholarship and Practice: A Dynamic Duo -- Andre S. Avramchuk, PhD, teaches Organization Theory and Management courses at the Graziadio School of Business and Management and is currently pursuing a post-doctoral program at the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business. He received his PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, and his research centers around compassion in organizations and executive development. He spent over a decade at Kaiser Permanente managing large-scale change projects and programs as well as IT governance processes. He also organized and chaired award-winning scholarly symposia at the Academy of Management, received an Outstanding Reviewer Award from its Organizational Behavior division, and has been a board member of the Organization Development and Change division for the past four years.
This article explores positive organizational scholarship (POS) and presents three strategies toward fostering positivity in your business practice.