A Positively Heroic Approach:
Gaining a Unique Advantage Through Management
Most businesses approach organizational management by zeroing in on problem areas and devoting their resources to fixing those problems. But this deficit-focused approach fails to take advantage of a company’s best assets: its employees.
By shifting to a positivity-based approach, businesses can reach a level beyond the baseline of minimal acceptable performance and see improvements across the board. This means seeing employees fully as the humans that they are – humans with needs, wants, and desires that motivate them to deliver their best performance at work.
This paper examines the four scientifically supported criteria that employees need to be their best selves at work: Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, and Optimism, otherwise known as HERO.