Coughs and flu viruses aren’t the only things that spread rampantly around the workplace. One person’s positive attitude can make a profound difference in the lives of others. Keeping a positive attitude helps you make a beneficial contribution to the office, where everyone seems happier because of your smiles, gratitude, and uplifting spirit. In your own life, cheerfulness helps you get through the days and sail past any obstacles that arise.
Contribute to a positive work environment.
There are some common themes at the most positive workplaces. You can:
- Adhere to the highest quality standards.
- Talk to others with respect and honesty.
- Give 200 percent, going over and beyond your job description.
- Take responsibility for your words and actions.
- Go the extra mile for your team or a coworker who needs you.
- Have compassion for others who are having a hard time.
- Be flexible to new trends, technology, and demands.
- Strive to learn as much as you can every day.
- Be open to perspectives that are different than yours.
- Avoid taboo topics like religion, sex, or politics.
- Offer compliments to coworkers.
- If you are in a position of power, offer rewards and incentives for ideas and productivity.
- Emphasize the importance of health, family, and environment.
Take care of yourself outside of work to maintain.
How you spend your time outside of work is just as important as the example you set in the workplace. Commit to eating healthy, exercising, and getting a good nights sleep every day, without fail. Create rituals for the morning that give you a chance to reflect on the day ahead, and rituals in the evening that allow you time for gratitude and decompression. Avoid bringing your work home with you, setting aside time for family. Have dinner with your loved ones. Write out any internal frustrations in a journal to vent. Cultivate a few out-of-work friendships with your coworkers or try to organize an off-site lunch or happy hour that gives people the chance to discuss their personal lives and enjoy each other’s company.
A positive attitude helps the group achieve success.
Staying cheerful and happy at all times sets the tone for a day of success. Focus on the brighter side, rather than allowing negative comments, complaints, or troubles distract you. When you maintain a rosy outlook, you’ll find you finish tasks faster, overcome large obstacles with ease, and develop better interpersonal relationships. Sometimes the group needs a leader to take the initiative with a positive spirit that uplifts everyone to achieve success.
- How can I make sure my co-workers stay cheerful at all times?
- What can I say to uplift others when they are feeling down about their work?
- What steps must I take at home to ensure I return to the office with a positive attitude every day?
Finally, don’t underestimate the value of a Coach. If you are grappling with your established business and laboring with lackluster sales, perhaps you should consider working with a Professional Business Growth Coach. This partnership will empower your professional growth, those of your team, while positively impacting your revenues by 20% or more.
Author: Lisa Morgan Mosley is a Certified Business Growth Coach practicing in the United States and Canada.