The Positive Workplace

  • 22m
  • Kim Rowe, Patrick Howell
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2014

The tenets of positive performance—helping employees achieve their best, both at work and home, by supporting them in areas that contribute to their overall well-being—are based on a set of scientifically validated strategies and tactics. Organizations that foster the well-being of their employees have reduced turnover, achieved greater revenue, and gained higher profits than those that do not.

This Infoline will:

  • describe positive performance
  • explain why a positive workplace is critical to exemplary performance
  • demonstrate practical, research-validated ways that L&D professionals, department directors, and managers can effect change
  • offer guidance on how to implement specific approaches to achieve positive performance.

This Infoline describes how positive priming can improve employee performance, and explains the importance of remembering the “why” when setting goals. This Infoline also includes a workplace positive performance checklist.

About the Authors

Kim A. Rowe is the managing partner of Agentive, LLC. A leader in the learning and development field, Kim brings the principles and scientific findings of positive psychology to the practice of getting better at what we do. Contact her at

Patrick Howell is a Positive Psychology Performance Coach, founder of Team Development Group and Patrick is a recognized expert in bridging the gap between scientific research and exceptional organizational performance. Please contact him through his blog: or

In this Book

  • The Positive Workplace
  • Preface
  • Positive Performance, the Science of Success
  • Why Positive Performance Matters to L&D Professionals
  • Purpose and Engagement
  • Focus and Attention
  • Creating Positive Relationships
  • Flexibility and Resilience
  • Conclusion
  • References & Resources
  • Job Aid—Positive Performance Checklist