By Karen Golden-Biddle & Jane Dutton
How does Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) enrich and enliven how we think about and understand social change?
We invited 37 authors to engage this question in a new book called Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations (Routledge, 2012). The book unleashes new insights about how social change happens, showcasing in particular a richer portrait of the human processes and structures that facilitate and are created in social change, and a fuller spectrum of impacts arising from social change. The book zooms in on three social change domains—Environment and Sustainability, Health Care, and Poverty, and Low-Wage Work—where a positive lens is particularly useful for uncovering insights for theory and for practice. The book also has a special section dedicated to the topic of individual and collective change agents. Three core insights (among many) shine brightly from applying a positive perspective to social change and organizations: Continue reading