Management Department


Date of this Version



Organ Dyn. 2022 April-June; 51(2): 100817. Published online 2020 Dec 9.

doi: 10.1016/j.orgdyn.2020.100817

PMCID: PMC9190784


Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Inc.


The major purpose of this article is to provide valuable insights and specific guidelines into how the now established “Positive Psychological Capital” or simply PsyCap can help prevent, treat, and sustainably recover from the current mental health global challenges. Specifically, we propose and demonstrate how PsyCap can play a realistic alternative, supplementary, non-stigma role in fighting the dramatically increasing mental illness due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) environment. Moreover, our hope is the evidence based PsyCap perspective and approach presented in this article will have a spillover effect on improving performance and especially well-being of individuals, teams, and families long after the coronavirus pandemic is over.