What Is Positive Organizational Scholarship? - Definition and Examples


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All of the following are good examples of ways to promote positive organizational scholarship EXCEPT _____.

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1. Jane Smith works at a company that has adopted the POS philosophy. The company is having difficulties keeping up with technological changes in their field. She was hired because she demonstrated significant hope during the interview process. How might this hopefulness assist the company in coping with their challenges?

2. A company that has adopted positive organizational scholarship is looking to hire a new manager for a department that has struggled with meeting performance goals. In this situation, a candidate that displayed which trait would be most likely to be hired for the job?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Positive Organizational Scholarship deals with boosting morale and creating positive work life experiences. Use the quiz and worksheet combo to gauge your knowledge of POS and how it fulfills that purpose. After viewing the lesson you should be able to identify the various components of POS and the benefits of using the POS method for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test your knowledge of:

  • Goals of POS
  • Components of POS
  • Benefits of POS

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related POS lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about POS components in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about POS in the workplace

Additional Learning

To learn more about POS in the workplace, check out the accompanying lesson, What is Positive Organizational Scholarship? - Definition & Examples. The lesson highlights the following objectives:

  • Learn about the history and philosophy behind Positive Organizational Scholarship
  • Identify which aspect of POS involves dedication and persistence
  • Understand how optimism may benefit an employee and corporation
  • Discover which element of POS involves the ability to overcome challenges
  • Describe the component of POS that involves the ability to find new ways to solve problems
  • Uncover the potential advantages of POS to companies