Towards a research tradition in Gestalt therapy

Organizational well-being and vitality of the working group: A qualitative study on a business consultation model

Gestalt psychotherapyResearchNon-randomized controlled trials or naturalistic studyEnglish
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Abstract

Organizational well-being is a multidimensional construct, analyzed by authors in various disciplines. Organizational well-being is an integral aspect of an organization that concerns aspects such as productivity, growth and development. The effective management of this organizational dimension is equivalent to an improvement in the quality of life of the organization as a whole. The happy-productive worker hypothesis has most often been examined in organizational research by correlating job satisfaction to performance. Recent research has expanded this notion to include measures of psychological well-being. Wright and Cropanzano provide a comparative test of the relative contribution of job satisfaction and psychological well-being as predictors of employee performance. Job satisfaction is not just a result of a good organizational climate and organizational well-being, but is itself a variable that contributes to organizational health. The main purpose of this qualitative research is to investigate the Gestalt model's indices of well-being from the perspective of organizational leaders. Three indices of Spagnuolo Lobb's model have been used here: the vitality and presence of the group; the flexibility of the leadership; the capability of accepting the diversity and newness among members of the group.

APA citation

Romano, F. (2016). Organizational well-being and vitality of the working group: A qualitative study on a business consultation model. In Towards a research tradition in Gestalt therapy (pp. 356-369). Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.