The Power of Positivity in the Workplace

Positive energy is contagious — especially in the workplace. Positivity welcomes customers, motivates employees and can ultimately drive success.

So how can you make your workplace a more positive environment?

We’ve got a few tips to help you do just that.

1. Recognize that every job is important. Sales is seen as the more appealing side of business, but clean bathrooms mean happy customers.

2. Allow real two-way communication. To feel like they’re part of a company’s mission, employees need to have a voice in its success.

3. Make it okay to fail. Being afraid to fail limits possibilities.

4. Require managers to manage. Employees don’t leave companies — they leave bosses. Offer training or mentoring to managers and get rid of those who don’t improve.

5. Create an individual learning and development plan for each employee. Employees move to new companies because of limited opportunities to develop their skills, insufficient career progress and a “lack of challenge.” Be ready to help your employees grow professionally.

Incorporating positivity into your company’s values pays off — for employers, employees and customers.