Working Smart with Better Attitudes

Positivist in any aspect of life is a good thing. It’s even better when it is part of your office culture. And while we know the benefits of great attitudes at the workplace, contrary to popular belief, this is not a myth. There are plenty of businesses out there that lay claim to success through the positive vibes generated by their workforce. But how do we achieve this, and is it easier said than done?

Not really. All this entails is a human touch. Employees feel good knowing that their employers care about them, not just on a professional level but also in connection with personal goals. Ensuring that your employees are seen as real people and not just workers supplying a need in your company is key. When the top management demonstrates this concern, it will pervade through the company, building a positive office culture that spans across departments and hierarchy.

Research conducted in the West shows that 88% of employees believe that the right corporate culture shapes business success. In fact, it is such a culture that will attract the best and most skilled employees to a business. When prospective employees first meet with your HR Personnel, they will primarily assess the corporate culture to determine of this is a happy and satisfying place to work. The happier employees are, the longer they will stay and invest their time and skill in the company.

And of course, this leads to loyalty. Loyal employees are assets. The last thing you need are employees who are free with their criticism about the company with outsiders, rather than addressing any issues they may have, internally.

Furthermore, when employees are satisfied with the job and where they work, they are more likely to work in collaboration with others instead of being selfish and difficult. This will result in greater productivity and also weather the business through any tough times that may arise when they feel like they are with family rather than coworkers. So for example, when employees fall ill or face personal issues that keep them away from the office, others will be happy to fill in and help out rather than let the work pile on and the business suffer.

This then, no doubt means less stress for everyone concerned, boosting employee morale and overall productivity. While many employers believe that stress can lead to more productivity, this is not necessarily the case. There’s a fine line between working hard and working under stress; it’s best to recognize and remember the difference.

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