Mission Statement: The IPPA Work and Organizations Division’s mission is to serve as a bridge between research and practice and facilitate collaboration to increase the incorporation of positive psychology in academic research related to organizations and the practice of positive psychology in the organizational context, thereby positively transforming the way the world works.
Who Should Join?
The IPPA Work and Organizations Division is a forum for academics, researchers, practitioners, and anyone interested in studying and applying positive psychological concepts in organizational settings, including those relatively new to positive psychology, are encouraged to join.
- Scholars and practitioners engaged in industrial/organizational psychology, organizational behavior, organizational development, leadership development, and change
- Human Resources professionals
- Executive coaches
What Does the Division Do?
The division provides researchers and practitioners a forum to discuss and collaborate in the development and application of positive psychology principles aimed to improve individual, team and organizational well-being and performance across various contexts and cultures.
The Work and Organization Division’s vision and goals are described in this inaugural charter. The charter, which was ratified in 2015, informs the division’s work.
Current offerings include:
- Regular virtual “meet-ups” where members discuss a specific topic of interest
- Quarterly “Digests and Dialogues” Series featuring brief research digests, expert interviews, and recorded discussions between a researcher and practitioner
- A Positive Organizational Intervention Design program that helps members pitch and develop a research-based intervention for the workplace
- A curated publication featuring research and practice briefs
- Access to a member directory and discussions in the online members’ community, IPPA Engage
- Access to online library with more than 200 videos, slides decks and presentations
- Exemplary Research to Practice Award