Positive Deviance

Author: Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Scott Sonenshein

Well-Being at Work researcher, Mary Bales, is currently writing a manuscript regarding the role of positive deviance in teacher job satisfaction and retainment. Positive deviance refers to individuals whose attitudes and beliefs, behaviors, or characteristics violate organizational norms in a positive direction. Individuals in the caring professions have a tendency to commit this violation.  Read more about what it means to be a positive deviant.