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This article is a theoretical discussion that seeks to describe the pillars that literature has identified as cornerstones for an organization to be positive meanwhile showing concern for its workers’ well-being. Four elements are proposed in this paper: the implementation of healthy organizational practices to contribute to the well-being (B) of employees; the (E) focus on positive leadership that involves feedback, communication, and goal setting; the presence of positive environments (A) for workers and meaningful work (T). The elements are integrated into the acronym BEAT (in Spanish). The presence of the components associated with a positive organization will generate greater well-being for workers with positive outcomes for organizations. The BEAT model allows the workers of an organization to evaluate their work, the relationship with their colleagues and leader, as well as the organization. Knowing the pillars of worker well-being within the firm will provide companies with the possibility of measuring and improving those pillars to achieve better organizational results.

Humberto Charles-Leija, Universidad Tecmilenio

Researcher, Institute for Wellbeing and Happiness, Universidad Tecmilenio, Monterrey, Mexico. Industrial Engineer, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, México, Doctor in Regional Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, México.

Mario Toledo, Universidad Tecmilenio

Researcher, Institute for Wellbeing and Happiness, Universidad Tecmilenio, Monterrey, Mexic. Psychologist, Master in Applied Psychology, Universidad de Monterrey, México.

Iván Guerrero, Universidad Tecmilenio

Academic Leader, Institute for Wellbeing and Happiness, Universidad Tecmilenio, Méxic. Psychologist, Universidad Regiomontana, México, Master in Education, Universidad Tecmilenio, México.

Rosalinda Ballesteros-Valdés, Universidad Tecmilenio

Director of Institute, Institute for Wellbeing and Happiness, Universidad Tecmilenio, Monterrey, México. International Relations, Doctor in Humanistic Studies, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México.

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Received 2021-03-26
Accepted 2023-03-11
Published 2022-09-08