A positive attitude is not only beneficial to your own well-being but also to the well-being of those around you.
A poll by LinkedIn found that 36% agreed that a positive attitude is the most important quality that employers look for in a candidate.
However the workplace can be a stressful environment. Facing deadlines and challenges on a daily basis can really put a dent in our positivity. So what should we do to nurture a positive attitude at work?
Don’t underestimate the power of your mood on those around you. Be a friendly and engaging member of the team. It will help you build good relationships with your workmates and you will be seen as a positive member of the community.
There is nothing more draining on moral than a person who constantly complains and puts up road blocks. Try and make ‘the glass is half full’ your mantra and look for the positives in everything.
There is no excuse for rudeness, treat your colleagues how you would like to be treated. If you are having a bad day don’t take it out on those around you. Dig deep and try and find a positive in your day.
When we work with others or share work space with others there are things we must do; even when we are stressed, busy or just can’t be bothered. Keeping communal areas tidy, not talking loudly on mobiles next to working colleagues or participating in activities come with being part of a community. By being aware of others and pulling your weight you will become a valued member of the team.
If you have made a commitment to someone – don’t let them down. People rely on you and take you at your word. If you don’t your co-workers will soon come to the conclusion that they cannot count on you which will lead to feelings of resentment on both sides. A definite positivity killer.
So don’t fall into the trap of office politics, no-one is a winner and no-one likes a gossip! it is a sure way to damage work place relationships and will create a toxic working environment. Focus on doing your job well and being a friendly and nonjudgmental member of your work place community.
Spend a little time finding out if you can do somethings that might help a colleague. Taking the opportunity to help someone else will make you feel good and will give you a sense of worth, it will also give the person you helped a real boost. It will strengthen bonds in the office and will create a caring environment.
So, put a spring in your step and make an effort to be that person everyone else in the office wants on their softball team!