What is psychological capital? Who are positive employees?

What is psychological capital? Who are positive employees? There has been a lot of buzz around the word “Positivity” in the past few years. This is the aftermath of positive psychology movement which emphasized the positive character strengths and psychological capacities of individuals such as optimism and resilience, rather than negative psychological states like stress and anxiety. This “positivity” drive also made inroads into organizations. Organizations of today look for individuals who possess these positive psychological capacities like hope, optimism, resilience and efficacy. These positive psychological states and character strengths are termed as psychological capital of individuals. The employees who possess these positive psychological capacities are characterized as “positive employees”. Let’s analyze what is psychological capital and what character strengths it comprises off.
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