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Pos­i­tive work envi­ron­ments make it eas­ier for employ­ees to suc­cess­fully cre­ate, col­lab­o­rate and pro­duce strong work. An opti­mistic atmos­phere can also help to retain stel­lar employ­ees and reduce turnover rates. For this rea­son, com­pa­nies are begin­ning to put empha­sis on the role of pos­i­tive coach­ing through their man­agers and lead­ers. Strong orga­ni­za­tional lead­er­ship can help lead to cre­at­ing an opti­mistic work environment.

Opti­mistic Lead­ers Cre­ate an Opti­mistic Work Environment

Would you rather work in a somber envi­ron­ment or a happy one? Would you pre­fer an envi­ron­ment where the man­agers seem mis­er­able and stressed or one that pro­motes pos­i­tiv­ity through its lead­ers? It is unlikely that an employee would seek out a work­place that pro­motes neg­a­tiv­ity. An opti­mistic leader can help reduce work­place stress and be a role model for the employees.

Cre­at­ing an opti­mistic envi­ron­ment doesn’t require major changes to how an orga­ni­za­tion works. Small adjust­ments can cre­ate a large dif­fer­ence. For exam­ple, tak­ing a jab at an employee who is late for a meet­ing can affect them neg­a­tively and take time away from the rest of the atten­dees. Even if the employee is to blame, dur­ing the meet­ing isn’t the time to address it. How­ever, mov­ing on will help the employee get focused and not waste anyone’s time. Qui­etly address­ing the mat­ter after the meet­ing has ended is more effec­tive and less abrasive.

Peo­ple Appre­ci­ate When Their Hard Work is Acknowledged

Another small way that man­agers can pro­mote a pos­i­tive envi­ron­ment is through appre­ci­at­ing and acknowl­edg­ing the hard work an employee has done. It is a sim­ple con­cept, but it has a pow­er­ful effect on employee satisfaction.

Peo­ple know that they work hard and they like to feel appre­ci­ated for it. This gives them moti­va­tion to con­tinue pro­duc­ing qual­ity work and gives them affir­ma­tion of their skills and abil­i­ties. More­over, acknowl­edg­ing a job well done show­cases the cal­iber of work that the man­ager expects to see. The employee can feel grat­i­fied and have a stan­dard of work to aspire to.

Focus­ing on an Employee’s Pos­i­tive Attrib­utes Can Fos­ter Confidence

By cel­e­brat­ing an employee’s pos­i­tive attrib­utes, lead­ers fos­ter con­fi­dence within the employee. Con­fi­dent employ­ees are more likely to speak up at meet­ings and offer ideas. This can ben­e­fit the entire team by strength­en­ing collaboration.

Also, con­fi­dent employ­ees can help to improve del­e­ga­tion. When employ­ees know that they are capa­ble of per­form­ing, they can take on more respon­si­bil­i­ties. It also allows the employ­ees to turn to one another with ques­tions instead of need­ing con­stant help from man­age­ment. All in all, pro­duc­tiv­ity increases.

Pos­i­tive Men­tor­ing Can Help an Employee Grow

Pos­i­tive men­tor­ing can have a great influ­ence on an orga­ni­za­tion. A bet­ter over­all mood among employ­ees, enhanced job sat­is­fac­tion, greater engage­ment and improved per­for­mance can all come from effec­tive mentoring.

Try hav­ing some one-on-ones with your employ­ees every once in a while. Allow your employ­ees to offer sug­ges­tions and take on new projects. A leader who actively par­tic­i­pates in an employee’s devel­op­ment can help the employee suc­ceed within the com­pany. This helps to keep the best tal­ent in-house.

A Pos­i­tive Atmos­phere Can Lead to More Hon­est Communication

If employ­ees feel uncom­fort­able they will feel less inclined to con­tribute. Neg­a­tive work envi­ron­ments can cause fear, job dis­sat­is­fac­tion and even apa­thy — all of which hin­der an employee’s abil­ity to work and their desire to com­mu­ni­cate. A pos­i­tive atmos­phere, on the other hand, can pro­mote a bet­ter work envi­ron­ment where employ­ees feel com­fort­able enough to engage, col­lab­o­rate and communicate.

An employee that is afraid to speak up is not going to be able to accom­plish as much. Hon­est com­mu­ni­ca­tion helps every­one improve and cre­ates bet­ter work. The pos­i­tive work envi­ron­ment will allow employ­ees to be hon­est with one another with­out bash­ing each other’s progress.

By imple­ment­ing the afore­men­tioned tech­niques you can cre­ate a pos­i­tive work envi­ron­ment that pro­motes engage­ment, pro­duc­tiv­ity and allows employ­ees to feel sat­is­fied with their work. Rather than focus­ing on all the things that can go wrong, try shift­ing your per­spec­tive and focus on the pos­i­tive. Happy employ­ees help cre­ate a more suc­cess­ful business.

Photo cour­tesy of Seong­bin Im

This guest post was pro­vided by Erin Palmer on behalf of the online pro­grams of Vil­lanova Uni­ver­sity. In addi­tion to pos­i­tive coach­ing, offer­ing con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion can lead to sat­is­fied employ­ees. Vil­lanova University’s online pro­grams allow employ­ees to learn with­out hav­ing to take time off from work. Vil­lanova offers courses in human resources cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, project man­age­ment train­ing, Six Sigma cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, and more.
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