growth and positivity

Promote Positivity at Work 

February 19, 2020 10:56 am

When you walk into your office, what’s the general feeling? Is it a warm, welcoming environment? Is it a place where team members feel supported or encouraged to take risks? Or is there a sense of drudgery and doom? Obviously, business leaders hope to encourage the former, more positive work environment, but how to achieve that can be a struggle. 
This blog will explore some simple, yet effective ways to promote positivity in your work environment. Since building positivity can boost employee wellness, it is well worth the effort to inject and promote some of this attitude in your workspace. 
Think about how many hours you log at work in a given week, month, and year. The numbers can be staggering, especially if you are the one who tends to get in early, and stay late. These exorbitant number of hours mean you should make every attempt to add some positivity to your work environment so the hours you spend there can be less stressful and more enjoyable. 


Celebrate Wins 

Whenever something good happens in your office, take the time to celebrate the moment. This could be a birthday, anniversary, engagement, gaining a new client, a successful project completion, or any small moment that means something to your team members. 
This does not mean hold a big party. It could be a simple shout-out at the end of a staff meeting, springing for pizza for lunch, or letting everyone leave an hour early for the weekend. Just recognizing the achievement or moment can go a long way toward building a positive work environment. Everyone loves to have their hard work appreciated and recognized. 

Give Positive Feedback 

As a business leader, it is important to give feedback to your employees on a regular basis. It could be a quick comment here and there or something more formal such as a note left at a desk or email saying something positive. Here are a few openers to get you started. 

  • I appreciate the way you…
  • I’m impressed with…
  • I really enjoy working with you because…
  • Your team couldn’t be successful without your…
  • I admire the way you take the time to…
  • You’re really good at…

work relationshipsDevelop Relationships 

Encourage your team to develop relationships which means giving time for them to get to know each other on a personal level. Take the time to ask what a team member did on the weekend or how their vacation was. This forging of a team can take the form of formal team building or just little moments throughout the course of the day when employees get the chance to put aside work for a moment and check in with each other. 
Some businesses are switching to open workspace arrangements to encourage this type of relationship building. With the walls down, employees can chat throughout the day, collaborate on projects, and get to know each other better. All of these acts add to the positivity of the office. 
Are you looking for ideas on how to foster positivity at work? Check out our calendar of workshops that can help you in this endeavour. 

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