Positive organisational scholarship in healthcare
Journal of Management & Organization
Cambridge University Press
School of Business and Law
Welcome to an international first - a special issue dedicated to positive organisational scholarship in healthcare (POSH). Its precursor - positive organisational scholarship (POS) - is the study of that which is flourishing and life-giving (Cameron & Spreitzer,2012b). Since its relatively short, two-decade history, POS has achieved a robust state of legitimacy. Consider the growing wealth of POS publications (Bright & Miller,2013; Cameron,2017; Cameron & Spreitzer,2012b; Nilsson,2015; Quinn & Cameron,2019; Waters Robichau,2017), as well as broader scrutiny about the limited value of perpetual, incremental and deficiency-focussed 'bite-sized chunks or research' (Tourish,2019: 1). This special issue features POS by purposely situating it in the context of healthcare, thereby extending POS to POSH. As a helpful entrée to this special issue, we - as guest editors - address three pertinent questions; namely, what is PSH; why is it needed; and given the scholarship presented in this special issue, where to next?