A great work culture can lead to increased in productivity, ability to retain top workers, and better employee morale. Negative attitudes in the workplace, particularly when they are displayed by management or any of the small business owners, can have a dramatic impact on the entire workforce. Taking the steps to make sure that a positive culture is present in the workplace will go a long way towards keeping your organization running smoothly and keeping your employees happy.
Happiness is based on gratitude
Happiness is a habit that needs to be modelled. As a manager, your attitude in the office has an impact on your employees. When you demonstrate happiness, you are training your employees to follow some of the rules of suit.
As a part of a business leader you are influential–your opinion matters, especially to your employees. Make it a goal to compliment people. Recognizing with some of the small accomplishments and praising your team members in meetings or in an email can make a big impact. It does not require being a big gesture.
We all know that sometimes work can get overwhelming and monotonous. Let say for instance, that Ankit is feeling a bit underappreciated and is frustrated with his current existing project. He comes to a meeting by feeling defeated and so unmotivated. Then you, as his manager, compliment his efforts and praise him for a job which is being well done. The impact is immediate – he feels valued. His demeanor changes, he becomes too much engaged and leaves the meeting with a newfound energy to tackle his project.
Make sure to make a goal to compliment your employees and you will see remarkable results. It not only stimulates your brain, it also has an effect on the person you are praising.
Have a sense of purpose
Most of the people need to have a sense of purpose at work. Their happiness is directly connected to knowing that they make a huge difference. It is not enough for a manager to dole out tasks. Take the time to explain why the individual task is essential to the company as a whole. This will make and help your employees with a sense of purpose and belonging that will motivate them to strive for more. Engaged employees are enthusiastic, efficient, and are willing to do what it takes to help your organization succeed. By creating a sense of purpose for your employees is an investment in developing a positive workplace.
With our day to day busy schedules, sometimes all we want to do is close ourselves off from the rest of the world, focus on our computer and just get it done. But often the best thing to do when we are in that mode is to take a break. Although it can seem counterproductive, taking a break can be rejuvenating.
Put things in perspective
Encourage your employees to look at the bigger picture. Say an employee is upset that a project did not go to her, or that she did not get the corner office. Give it a try to direct her toward what she has to be proud of: the project that she excelled at, the tenure she has built with the company, her great leadership qualities.
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Encourage self-care and exercise to establish amazing work culture
Cultivate a work healthy environment for all employees to help lower stress. Encouraging your employees to focus on self-care, such as going for a walk outside during the day, is a great way to keep morale up and high. Provide them with the information on how to reduce stress, the important of getting enough sleep and eating healthy.
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