As in all areas of life, a positive attitude can be a great help at work. Talent and hard work are clearly vital, but so is loving what you do and projecting a good image to others. Attitude is a key factor in many work-related things. It’s likely that you got your current role, or even passed over for others, because of a perceived attitude.
Your attitude determines how you work, how others work with you, and the influence you have on the workplace, from entry-level positions to the executive level.
Why Positive Attitude is Key?
Because you can’t go anywhere without it.
Positive attitude plays a key role in countless organisational decisions related to hiring, promotion, and termination - people with a good attitude and a pleasant approach have better connections with their coworkers and bosses, are perceived as more productive, and are given more opportunities for promotion. They may not be the best in what they do, but their energy is contagious. And that’s more important than ever.
Employers are Hungry for Positive People
It isn't going away anytime soon. In fact, "having a good attitude" has risen to the top of the list of ten traits companies want in new hires.
Positive Thinking and Leadership
Positive thinking is almost entirely necessary for effective leadership. After all, we've all dealt with negativity, and excellence seldom comes from negativity.
A good leader may influence people around them by using their inherent optimism. We don't mean constant cheery sunshine and smiles, which may soon become annoying, but rather a general trust in your staff.
The optimism that a workplace needs is a few encouraging words and rewards when employees meet their goals.
Benefits of Creating a Positive Culture at Workplace
Employees can get on with their jobs, improving productivity, rather than focus on what is going wrong with the organization, and the leadership team
Employees are proud to work for positive organisations and share their experience with their social networks, enhancing the company brand
Knowledge and experience is shared between employees which improve efficiency, productivity and performance
People enjoy coming to work and are more committed to the organisation, reducing the huge costs of turnover
Employees go home happier and more satisfied, and this impacts their families and friends.
Never Criticise Anyone
There is a difference between criticism and constructive feedback. Always use the method where you begin by complimenting the individual on something they’ve done well, and follow it up with a suggestion on how to improve their performance.
Also, make sure that you have this discussion in private. Your criticism will be respected, as will the fact that you raised awareness of the problem in a professional manner.
Stay Away from Gossip
Refraining from gossip and maintaining a positive attitude at work means that you are a team player who provides all team members with respect.