If you’re wondering what the secret behind a successful organization is, it’s motivated and positive employees. Motivated employees are productive, engaged and happy.
However, the sad reality is that too many organizations have a cutthroat, negative culture, which can kill employee productivity over time.
A company’s environment can make or break employees. If you’re dealing with toxic coworkers in a hostile environment, your performance is likely to suffer.
On the other hand, an optimistic environment can boost your motivation, energy and lead improved performance. As a result, a positive workforce is the key to achieving organizational growth.
Below are some important tips to help managers cultivate a positive organizational culture:
Show you care
When an employee does well, praise them. Recognition goes a long way in spurring employee motivation and productivity. It makes employees feel valued and appreciated. Finding the silver lining in tough situations can transform problems into opportunities.
Lead by example
As a manager, you’re responsible for your actions. If you’re being aggressive and controlling, you shouldn’t expect better from your team. Be the manager who inspires his/her team.
Organizational optimism and productivity is cultivated by managers. As pessimism can be contagious, it is important to keep a check on your emotions. Don’t let your negativity bring down the whole team.
Accept that some people are negative
Just because someone is a pessimist, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are not good at their jobs. Many people have a realistic approach to life. They weigh the pros and cons of a situation to come up with the best solution possible.
Listen and communicate
The difference between a good and great manager is that great managers listen and communicate openly.
Maintaining open communication with your team is crucial as it helps build lasting relationships.
Take the time to communicate with your team, listen to their concerns and grievances, and take action to address their problems.
Focus on results
Some people’s attitude doesn’t change. Instead of engaging them, focus on your goals and take action. At the end of the day, results matter.
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