You spend a great deal of your life at work and as a result, if you want to enjoy working, you need to create a positive culture in your workplace. Remember, it is not only up to the boss to create a positive work environment, but also all of the employees. After all, the company culture is created based on the attitude of all the workers which makes it imperative that you have a positive attitude while at work. You should also seek to be kind, patient and respectful since it will make it more likely that others will behave the same way towards you. We will now take a closer look at a few ways in which you can create a more positive culture wherever you work.
The first tip from HR specialists Cornerstone Consulting, is that you should always pay attention to the way you talk to others. This is especially important if you’re a manager, supervisor or other person in authority. You should never insult anyone or be mean. Instead, you should use positive reinforcement. This means that you can say things such as “I appreciate what you did..”, “I’m quite impressed with how you..”, “I admire you”, “You’re very good at..” etc. These sort of phrases and sentences make people feel good about themselves, which means that they will do their best to continue working at their best.
Next, you should always strive to show gratitude and thanks. This is especially important to tell them to their face, if possible and not just in an email. If someone did something for you, you should thank them, even if its in their job description. If you’re not their boss, then you should make sure to praise them in front of their boss or at least let their boss know that they did a great job.
Thirdly, no matter where you are in your career or what you do, it is important to be kind and motivate others. There are many ways that you can do this such as posting a motivational poster at your desk or even just talking to someone who may be having a hard time. We could all use a little motivation from time to time and if you do so, it will certainly spread.
The workplace can be quite a stressful place and sometimes, co-workers can get snarky and respond in unprofessional ways. As a result, it is important for you to not always react negatively but rethink how you respond. Sometimes, the best way to respond to hate is with love and understanding. Also, if you find yourself typically reacting in a negative or defensive way, you should stop to think before you speak. This can go a long way in improving the culture and mood of the workplace for the better.
In conclusion, we have just looked at a few tips that will help you to create a more positive culture at work. Once you put these tips into action, it may take awhile before they start to work, but once they do, I’m sure you and your co-workers will be much happier.