Jessica Amortegui is a leading expert in positive psychology and positive organizational scholarship in organizations. Jessica is the Senior Director of Learning and Development at Logitech, where she has developed a two-day workshop on positive psychology practices for her team members.
Jessica shares how she organized this workshop, including her strategy to gain management support and team buy-in. Jessica also talks with us about job crafting and the idea of “the perfect job vs. the best job for us.” I think you will really enjoy this conversation with Jessica Amortegui.
This interview was produced in partnership with the Center for Positive Organization’s Positive Business Project.
Jessica's website: http://www.jessicaamortegui.com
● [2:15] - Jessica talks about need for meaningful experience in order to open people’s hearts and minds to new ways of leading.
● [4:05] - How Jessica got Logitech leadership and the team to buy into a two-day workshop course on leading through positive psychology.
● [5:50] - Jessica shares what she taught the workshop attendees to get them so enthusiastic about these new philosophies.
● [8:21] - Jessica talks about balancing the science and the experience in teaching these practices to team members.
● [10:00] - The perfect job vs. the best job for us.
● [12:18] - Jessica talks about job crafting at Logitech.
● [13:49] - Job crafting through mastery, meaning, and membership.
● [15:49] - When might job crafting might not be ideal?
● [17:51] - Management support and involvement is vital to creating system-wide change.
● [18:28] - The lightning round with Jessica Amortegui
● VIA Strengths Finder Survey - http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey
● Shawn Achor Ted Talk - “The happy secret to better work”
● Simon Sinek Ted Talk - https://www.ted.com/speakers/simon_sinek
● “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” - Chris Voss & Tahl Raz
● Center for Positive Organization’s Positive Business Project - http://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/
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