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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2016, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (10): 1636-1646.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.01636

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High-quality connections in organization

MA Ke; TIAN Xi-Zhou   

  1. (School of Management; Chongqing Technology & Business University, Chongqing 400067, China)
  • Received:2015-12-06 Online:2016-10-15 Published:2016-10-15
  • Contact: TIAN Xi-Zhou, E-mail:


High-quality connections (HQC) refers to short-term, dyadic, positive interactions at work. It has three structural features, i.e. higher emotional carrying capacity, tensility and connectivity of the connections, which can make connected individuals experience vitality and aliveness, positive regard and mutuality of the connection. HQC has received much attention in the field of positive organizational scholarship because it not only has positive impacts on physiological health, work attitude, learning behaviors of individuals, but can facilitates organizational development through organizational process, top management team decision- making and resilience, and team creativity. Mechanisms in terms of cognition, emotion and behavior are significant methods to build and strengthen HQC. Future studies should further examine antecedents, construction and reinforcement of HQC as well as the relationships between mechanisms.

Key words: high-quality connections, relationships at work, interpersonal interaction