Response – shifting the lens on organizational life: The added value of positive scholarship
Roberts, L.M. (2006). Response – shifting the lens on organizational life: The added value of positive scholarship. Academy of Management Review, 31(2): 292–305.
Fineman raises concerns regarding the implications of positive scholarship for organizational theory and managerial practice. I suggest that illuminating positive states, dynamics, and outcomes enriches theoretical perspectives and invites new directions for empirical research. Gaining a deep understanding of generative mechanisms may ultimately enhance the quality of life for individuals who work within and are affected by work organizations.