Building a positive workplace is an active process that requires a group effort. And it is worth the investment, because it benefits everyone. Working in a positive environment improves the lives of managers, employees, and contractors in your business.
This advice will help you begin to be more intentional about fostering positivity within your organization.
Be Positive and Uplifting
You can make an immediate positive impact on your staff. Greet employees by name at the start of the day. Appropriately compliment them. And thank them anytime they do a favor for you. When they are struggling with an assignment or having a tough day, encourage them.
These demonstrations of support and encouragement may seem small in the moment, but establishing yourself as an uplifting presence can mean the world to the people around you at work.
Reframe Negative Talk
When negativity creeps into conversations in the workplace, it can infect your entire staff and bring everyone’s mood down.
Besides refraining from engaging in negative about your company, customers, or employees, try to turn others’ negative talk into opportunities for learning and growth. Instead of saying that numbers look bad and performance is low, try using more positive language by saying that numbers need improvement and performance could be higher.
One great way to keep your workplace positive is to plan events or company outings to celebrate important milestones and achievements.
Work teams that pause to celebrate accomplishments before moving on to the next project are able to maintain high energy and positive attitudes. Celebrating wins reminds workers that their hard work is seen—and provides an incentive to keep it up.
Encourage Peer-to-Peer Recognition
While recognition from a boss can motivate staff members, recognition from peers is equally important. Companies can benefit from implementing programs to encourage peers to celebrate each other’s achievements.
For example, at ABBTECH, we use the STAR Employee Program to encourage peer-to-peer recognition and build positivity among employees.
Our program allows employees to nominate each other for internal company recognition when they demonstrate skills within at least one of four categories: Solutions Oriented, Team Player, Action and Results, or Responsibility and Ownership.
Build an Inclusive Company Culture with ABBTECH
Creating a culture that empowers everyone to succeed and support each other is critical for fostering a positive work environment.
ABBTECH helps you recruit and hire IT personnel who fit your company’s goals and culture. Contact ABBTECH and find out how our strategic IT talent services can help your business succeed.