The lack of social concertation or the internalization of employees regarding their working conditions can take several forms of disorganisation such as delays, truancy or stress. As a result, this low autonomy at work generates physical and mental issues that tend to decrease satisfaction, motivation, and productivity in the workplace.
Managerial treatment has a significant impact on improving health and well-being in the workplace. Managers should consider the relationship and organisational dimensions to help assess the commitment levels of their employees.
Positive psychology can be a good pragmatic approach to help employees increase their well-being and positive emotions, identify and enhancing strengths, improve performance and achieve valued goals. It is also defined as a science of positive subjective experience.
Several researchers and doctoral theses have covered this topic.
It is based on some elements that can improve the quality of life of employees, this includes such as the consideration of individual states, individual traits (wisdom, responsibility, perseverance) and social phenomena (citizenship values, ethics).
The purpose is to focus on it instead of the presence of negative states of mind (stress or burn-out) and this strategy helps preventing mental health problems. People have a positive attitude and are grateful to each other, which make the team environment more efficient at work by accomplishing double efforts.
The benefits of positive psychology can be seen in some companies such as Toyota Motor Corp., Ann Taylor Stores, Castrol, and Standard Chartered Bank (Coplan, 2009).
“Work is much more relational than it was twenty years ago. We get work done through others. Before that you could have narrow, clearly defined jobs. They don’t exist anymore. Today, we get work done through others. Boundaries are real fuzzy. It takes better relationships, takes more emotional intelligence. We’ve lost or haven’t developed our capacity to relate to each other. Organizations are still way too siloed. Organisations have evolved to survive not flourish. At Toyota I have been actively translating the science and findings (of Positive Psychology) and applying or embedding them in our actual learning programs said Mike Morrison, VP and Dean of University of Toyota, in an interview given in 2007.”
Finally, we highlight the importance of management practices regarding health and well-being from an organizational and human development perspective. Managing efficiently is a key factor in achieving sustainable performance.
Jihane, Consultant, Leyton France
 Seligman, M. E., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2014). Positive psychology: An introduction (pp. 279-298). Springer Netherlands.
 Tavani, J. L., Monaco, G. L., Hoffmann-Hervé, L., Botella, M., & Collange, J. (2014). Quality of life at work: A goal to pursue or a concept to be assessed?. Archives des Maladies Professionnelles et de l’Environnement, 75, 160-170.