By Josh Williams, Ph.D.
Positive psychology is the application of empirical research to study and positively influence the human experience. It is founded in humanistic psychology and lends itself well to leaders managing employees during COVID re-entry (and beyond). Martin Seligman developed the PERMA acronym which represents key components of improving our human experiences. This includes being Positive with others, actively Engaging with them, valuing these Relationships, providing Meaning to others’ actions, and celebrating Accomplishments. Each will be briefly discussed below in relation to COVID re-entry to work.
Improving elements of positive psychology is associated with improved job satisfaction and performance. Leaders should remember the PERMA acronym as they actively engage employees to stay safe during this COVID re-entry period. It will make people feel appreciated and also help keep them safe and healthy.
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