The importance of positivity in the workplace

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Positivity in the workplace can benefit your company’s bottom-line just as much as it can benefit employees’ daily interactions. In fact, research from Ashland University shows how positivity in the workplace could lead to more productive employees. In particular, study participants who were “primed for optimism” persisted longer in trying to complete difficult tasks.

The benefits to working in a positive environment are obvious, but making these changes is often easier said than done.

Forbes lists 5 quick ways to bring positive psychology to your workplace. One of which is to practice thankfulness in the right way:

Employees may be motivated by different things, but many crave recognition and praise. By making the commitment to express gratitude in the workplace, you seek out and focus on the positives in your life, and encourage others to do the same.

Ideally, thankfulness should be introduced by managers or supervisors, and is best done subtly…Managers who make it a habit to send just one e-mail a day recognizing someone’s contribution, or executives who start meetings by focusing on positive strides or outstanding contributors, often find that a more positive tone follows naturally. Feeling appreciated, many experts say, is usually the first step to being truly satisfied on the job.

For the remaining 4 tips on incorporating positivity into your workplace, please see the original article on Forbes.

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