The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the limitations of and potential misunderstandings about positive management (PM).
Positive Management Weaknesses and Caveats
Like any idea that depends on psychology, PM is not and cannot be a cure-all or magic bullet. I do not, for example, recommend implementation if your organization is already in crisis. It is unlikely that it will have any meaningful effect on a crisis situation in the short term, and it could significantly confuse matters at a difficult time. Even if you apply PM techniques in an otherwise stable organization, you should not expect immediate results. I learned this lesson the hard way. In cases where I have implemented PM, I have ...