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Strengthspotting as a facilitator of wellbeing contagion: How positive behaviour can infect organisational networks

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • The following paper acknowledges limitations in strengths and organisational studies and aims to

    position the novel concept of strengthspotting as a social currency and positive behaviour capable

    of facilitating wellbeing contagion throughout organisational networks. Theories of social exchange,

    social networks, and emotional contagion are aligned as a theoretical framework, and the concept

    of wellbeing loops and a strengthspotting and wellbeing cycle are introduced. With no clear

    conceptualisation or robust definition of strengthspotting, its potential has not yet been effectively

    capitalised upon within organisational studies, and would arguably provide insight into the

    operationalisation of positive organisational scholarship. The paper provides a starting point for the

    consideration of strengthspotting in future organisational studies and the development of a more

    sophisticated measurement tool.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Lea, R. P., Almeida, S. & Caputi, P. (2016). Strengthspotting as a facilitator of wellbeing contagion: How positive behaviour can infect organisational networks. 30th ANZAM Conference Australia: Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2809

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The following paper acknowledges limitations in strengths and organisational studies and aims to

    position the novel concept of strengthspotting as a social currency and positive behaviour capable

    of facilitating wellbeing contagion throughout organisational networks. Theories of social exchange,

    social networks, and emotional contagion are aligned as a theoretical framework, and the concept

    of wellbeing loops and a strengthspotting and wellbeing cycle are introduced. With no clear

    conceptualisation or robust definition of strengthspotting, its potential has not yet been effectively

    capitalised upon within organisational studies, and would arguably provide insight into the

    operationalisation of positive organisational scholarship. The paper provides a starting point for the

    consideration of strengthspotting in future organisational studies and the development of a more

    sophisticated measurement tool.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Lea, R. P., Almeida, S. & Caputi, P. (2016). Strengthspotting as a facilitator of wellbeing contagion: How positive behaviour can infect organisational networks. 30th ANZAM Conference Australia: Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2809

Place Of Publication


  • Australia